Botanical name

Lagurus ovatus



Common Name

Hare's Tail, Haasgras
Lagurus ovatus


Tufted, velvety annual with thin culms. Leaves, softly hairy blades, 3-15cm x 5-12mm; ligule is a fluffy white membrane. Inflorescence is a dense, ovoid, spike-like panicle, 1-5cm long, white, tinged with purple or golden brown; spikelets 6-10mm long, with projecting 10-25mm awns.

Known for its attractive panicles, often used in flower arrangements, dyed in bright colours.

Naturalised from the Mediterranean region.


Disturbed sandy soil, often shaded

Flower Date

October to December