Calamagrostis stricta. Narrow small reed.

Life-form & Growth Form:  

Hemicryptophyte. Herbaceous perennial. Rhizomatous, rhizome short-creeping.  

Flowering period: 

June and July.


Damp meadows close to lake shores. Near-neutral mires. 


Former Lough Neagh drainage schemes and land reclamation works. Agricultural improvement, overgrazing by livestock and eutrophication from agricultural run-off may also have played a role. Some former sites have also been encroached by wet woodland, lakeshore public amenity sites and golf courses. Drainage of sites.

Distribution map:
Calamagrostis stricta
Calamagrostis stricta

For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage