Polypogon viridis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaePolypogonPolypogon viridis


An annual or perennial herb which is well-naturalised in the Channel Islands on roadsides and by pools. In England it grows on tips and damp waste ground, and is spreading as a weed of nurseries, gardens and pavement cracks. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of S. Europe, S.W. & C. Asia & N. Africa; widely naturalised elsewhere.

© K.J. Walker, BSBI

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Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (398d)
Le Sueur F
1984.  Flora of Jersey.
McClintock (1975