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- False Oat-grass (Arrhenatherum elatius)
The false oat-grass (Arrhenatherum elatius), also called tall meadow oat, is a perennial species in the family of grasses (Poaceae). It can be found in areas with nutrient-rich soil such as meadows and road verges. In Central Europe, it flowers from June to September. With heights of up to 1.5 m, it belongs to the taller species of grasses. The spikelets are up to one centimeter long.
Pet birds especially like this species while flowering and with half-ripe seeds. Half-ripe false oat-grass can also be frozen for the winter.
You can find more photos of this species on naturgucker.de (German website, but also available in English language).
German – English translation: Sarah Wiechers