Briza L.

Lemmas cordate at the base. Glumes and lemmas inflated. Florets becoming progressively smaller upwards Briza
Spikelets 10–20 mm long, with 9–17 florets, on drooping pedicels c. 2 cm long. Inflorescence with less than 10 spikelets. Plants mostly 20–40 cm high. Widespread. Weed of cultivation and waste places. Introd. from the the Mediterranean. Fl. late winter–spring. Quaking Grass Briza maxima