Herb: Annual Beardgrass
Latin name: Polypogon monspeliensis
Synonyms: Alopecurus monspeliensis
Family: Gramineae (Grass Family)
Medicinal use of Annual Beardgrass:An infusion of the plant ashes has been used in the treatment of heart palpitations.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Damp pastures near the sea in southern England and the Channel Islands. A casual in other parts of the country.
Edible parts of Annual Beardgrass:The plant has been used extensively for food. No further details are given, but it is likely to be the seed that was eaten.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring in situ and only just cover the seed.
Cultivation of Annual Beardgrass:Damp pastures near the sea in southern England and the Channel Islands. A casual in other parts of the country.
Known hazards of Polypogon monspeliensis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.