Agrostis curtisii

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Bristle Bent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Agrostis
Species: A. curtisii
Binomial name
Agrostis curtisii

Agrostis setacea Sibth.

Agrostis curtisii (bristle bent) is a species of grass in the Poaceae family native to Eurasia.

It is densely tufted, with hair like leaves. Stems grow up to 60 cm. Its spikelets are yellow-green in colour, and its lemmas are awned. The ligule is pointed.

It has no rhizomes or stolons.

Bristle Bent flowers in the UK from June until July and is found typically on dry heaths and moors.[1]


  1. ^ Grasses of The British Isles By Tom Cope & Alan Gray, 2009 Botanical Society of the British Isles, ISBN 978-0-901158-413