Briza L. >

Lemmas cordate at the base. Glumes and lemmas inflated. Florets becoming progressively smaller upwards Briza
Spikelets 4–5 mm long
Pedicels 10–15 mm long. Panicle very open, symmetrical, 4–8 cm long, composed of 10–20 spikelets. Plants usually c. 20 cm high. Widespread. Weed of cultivation and waste places. Introd. from Europe and Asia. Fl. winter–spring. Shivery Grass Briza minor