Introduced to this country from the Mediterranean.
An image of a stalk, leaf and young seed heads of Shivering Grass. I find watching these pretty little grasses in the breeze very soothing.
When the seed heads mature and dry, you can hear them rattling gently as well.
Plants are never more than 50 cm tall and each seed head 10 mm.
''Briza media'' is a perennial grass in the family Poaceae and is a species of the genus ''Briza''.
Common name includes quaking-grass, common quaking grass, cow-quake, didder, dithering-grass, dodder-grass, doddering dillies, doddle-grass, earthquakes, jiggle-joggles, jockey-grass, lady's-hair, maidenhair-grass, pearl grass, quakers, quakers-and-shakers, shaking-grass, tottergrass, wag-wantons