Lagurus ovatus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaeLagurusLagurus ovatus


This annual grass is naturalised on sand dunes in the Channel Islands and S. England. Elsewhere it occurs as a casual garden escape or introduction from wool shoddy or grain, on walls, pavements, roadsides, rubbish tips and in car parks. Lowland.



World Distribution

A Mediterranean-Atlantic species; widely naturalised in N. & S. America, S. Africa, Australia and elsewhere.

© G. Toone, IWNHAS

Atlas Change Index: 1.35

JNCC Designations


Atlas text references

Atlas (400b)
McClintock D
1975.  The wildflowers of Guernsey.
Ryves TB, Clement EJ, Foster MC
1996.  Alien grasses of the British Isles.