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A Spikelet of False Oat Grass, Arrhenatherum elatius

The spikelets of False Oat Grass usually contain two florets. For ease of identification the parts of the right-hand floret have been labelled with the number 1. The parts of the left-hand floret have been labelled 2.

The lemmas are awned. One of the lemmas has a much longer awn than the other. In this species, the lower (left-hand) floret (2) is usually male, while the upper is bisexual. In the image below, the lower floret is missing its stamens.

A spikelet of False Oat Grass, Arrhenatherum elatius.

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