Anisantha rigida   Ripgut Brome DD I

Anisantha rigida

This introduction is a rare casual which can cause much harm to cattle and small mammals. The spiky stiff awns can perforate the intestines of animals which ingest then hence the name "ripgut" brome.

It is mostly found in south eastern England particularly in East Anglia and the south coast. It is only occasionally recorded from Scotland and Wales and is absent from Ireland.

Roadside, Newton le Willows, 22nd August 2004

Added on 17 September 2004, updated 9th July 2008, updated 27th Feb 2010, udated se3 24th April 2010

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