FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Trisetum triflorum, Three-flowered False Oat

Trisetum triflorum; the Three-flowered False Oat is a common grass growing on drier soils of the lower altitude regions of Iceland. It has a spike-like inflorescense which is gey-greenish/red-greenish coloured. As such it differs from the other false oat being the Narrow False Oat (Trisetum spicatum) which has purple spike-like inflorescences. It is about 40cm tall.

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A brief introduction to common Iceland plants
Text & Photographs by Dick Vuijk
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