Bentgrass - Highland- (Agrostis capillaris)
This delicately flowered grass has been included in the majority of agri-environmental schemes. It has a tiny seed and only needs including in mixtures at low levels. It is a creeping grass and, although it has little agricultural value, it is a very common species in old grasslands. It is adaptable to most soils and is drought tolerant (10,000,000 seeds per kg).
Persistence (0-10 Years)
Grazing Suitability (1-5)
Cutting Suitability (1-5)
Common Bentgrass is a perennial grass with fine leaves, The seed head is delicate and attractive, opening loosely from late spring through to autumn. Older swards in heavily grazed or trampled areas may form dense, low growing clumps.