Briza minor L. - Little Quaking Grass
Family - Poaceae
Flowering - March - June.
Habitat - Low fields, waste ground, springs, roadside ditches.
Origin - Native to Eurasia.
Other information - This weedy species can be found mainly in the southern half of Alabama. The plant is easy to identify, even from a great distance, becasue of its globose panicle of deltoid spikelets. The branches of the panicle are very thin and flexible and the spikelets quake with even the slightest breeze, hence the common name of the plant.
Photographs taken off Hwy 98, Wakulla County, FL., 3-29-05.