Hare’s Tail Grass


Latin name: Lagurus ovatus 

This grass is a plant that grows on the land and prefers moist, well-drained soil like sand and full sun. Easily found in St Ouen’s Bay, look on the sand dunes at Les Blanches Banques or in the coastal strip along the sea wall. Hare’s tail grass loses leaves in autumn and winter. New leaves grow in the spring and flowers can been seen in summer. The stable status of this plant could change as invasive plants from other countries, like garden escapee purple dewplant, are a growing conservation issue in Jersey because they can easily take over native plants.