=Agrostis stolonifera var. palustris
=Agrostis stolonifera var. major
Poaceae (Grass Family) Europe
Perennial, forming turf, with elongate stolons and erect leafy sterile shoots;
culms 5-12 dm. tall; blades 3-8 mm. wide; panicle ovoid to ellipsoid, purplish
to green, rather lax, 1-3 dm. long, the branches spreading at anthesis, more
erect in fr.; spikelets 2-3.5 mm. long, 1-fld., disarticulating above the
glumes, the rachilla usually not prolonged; glumes subequal, usually scabrous on
keel; lemma rarely awned.
Escape in moist places, below 7500 ft.; many Plant Communities;
Agrostis, Greek name of a
grass, from agros, a field.
(Hitchcock 334). Stolonifera,
bearing stolons or runners that take root.
(Bailey 22). Palustris,
marsh-loving. (Bailey 18). Major, larger.
Rare in the study area having been found only once and this in Big Canyon
about 200 yards from Jamboree Rd. (my
of the species are important forage plants, either under cultivation or in the
mountain meadows of the Western States. The
three important cultivated species are Redtop, Agrostis
alba, used for meadows, pastures, lawns and sports turf; Colonial Bent, A.
tenuis, used for pastures, lawns, and sports turf and Creeping Bent, A.
palustris, used for lawns and golf greens.
Velvet Bent, A. canina is
sometimes used for putting greens. (Hitchcock 334). About
125 spp. in temp. and colder regions, many of importance for forage and
lawns. (Munz, Flora So. Calif.
to separate from A. gigantea. (Hickman, Ed. 1230).
Hickman, Ed. 1230; Munz, Flora
So. Calif. 943; Roberts, 45.
June 90 # 18A,19A.
Identity: by John Johnson.
Computer Ref: Plant Data 390.
Have plant specimen.
Last edit 4/8/03.