Agrostis stolonifera L.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Agrostis stolonifera L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 27 Feb 2021'

General Information

Perennial, tufted, stoloniferous; stolons slender, leafy, widely spreading, developing after anthesis. Culms erect or geniculate and rooting at base, 30–50(–100) cm tall. Leaf sheaths smooth; leaf blades linear, flat or inrolled, 4–10 cm × 2–5 mm, scaberulous, apex acute to acuminate; ligule on non-flowering shoots 2–3.5 mm, rounded to truncate, often lacerate. Panicle narrow, linear to lanceolate in outline, 5–20 cm, open only at anthesis, otherwise contracted, often dense; branches several per node, closely divided, ascending, scabrous, main branch at a node often bare in lower 1/3, but accompanied by shorter branches bearing spikelets to base. Spikelets 1.8–3 mm, yellowish green; glumes lanceolate, subequal or lower glume slightly longer, lower glume scabrous along keel distally, upper glume often smooth, apex acute; callus minutely hairy; lemma 3/4 as long to subequaling spikelet, usually awnless, apex rounded; palea 1/2–3/4 length of lemma. Anthers 0.8–1.5 mm. Fl. Aug.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora Of CHina @
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    6. Agrostis stolonifera L., Sp. Pl. 62 (1753). Lectotipo (designado por Widén, 1971): Europa, Herb. A. van Royen (L-912.356-55).

    Por R.W. Pohl y G. Davidse.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Mesoamericana
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    • 1
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    Plantas estoloníferas, rastreras, hasta ca. 35 cm. Hojascaulinares; lígula 5–8 mm; lámina 6–19(–21.5) cm × 3–6 mm, aplanada. Infl. verde a verde canela, 6–13 cm,aglomerada, las ramas ascendentes; raquilla no prolongadapor la base del flósculo. Espiguillas 2–3 mm; glumas iguales,acuminadas; lema 1.5–2 mm, no aristada; pálea ca. 1 mm.

  • Provided by: [F].Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica
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    "Much like no. 2 [Agrostis gigantea Roth], and perhaps not sharply distinct, but not rhizomatous, though sometimes with stolons; panicle greenish or stramineous, seldom over 10 cm, narrower, especially after anthesis, with ascending or erect branches; 2n=28–46. Native of Europe, cult. and intr. as in no. 2. Two confluent vars."

  • Provided by: [C].New York Botanical Garden
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    Tufted, stoloniferous perennial forming a close turf; culms (5-)15-100 (-150) cm high, erect or geniculately ascending, smooth. Leaf-blades 1-10 cm long, 0.5-5 mm wide, flat, smooth or scaberulous; ligule 1.5-7 mm long, blunt. Panicle linear to lanceolate or oblong, 1-13(-30) cm long, open at anthesis, after-wards contracted and often dense, frequently lobed, the branches clustered, closely divided and spiculate in the lower part; inflated tip of pedicel scabrid. Spikelets 2-3 mm long, breaking up at maturity above the persistent glumes; glumes acute, awnless, rough on the keel; lemma 1.5-2.5 mm long, very blunt, usually awnless or with a short awn from near the tip; palea half to two-thirds the length of the lemma; anthers 1-1.5 mm long.

  • Provided by: [E].Flora of Pakistan
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    Stängel 10–70(–100) cm, niederliegend-aufsteigend, an den Knoten wurzelnd, mit beblätterten, oberirdischen Ausläufern. Blätter 2–6 mm breit, Blatthäutchen 4–7 mm lang, zugespitzt und meist zerschlitzt. Rispe bis 20 cm lang, mit schief auf

  • Provided by: [A].Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    • Ecology

      6–7. Feuchte Wiesen, Äcker, Kies- und Schlickböden an Ufern, kollin-subalpin(-alpin). CH.

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      Distribution Map

      • Native distribution
      Found in
      • Europe Northern Europe Ireland


      Nationally Preferred Names

      Creeping bentEnglishIE

      Other Local Names

      Taenfheur banIrishIE
      Agrostide stolonifèreFrenchCH
      Taenfheur forinIrishIE
      Agrostin ruschnantRaeto-RomanceCH
      Cappellini comuniItalianCH
      Fiorin grassEnglishIE
      Taenfhér forínIrishIE
      Taenfhér bánIrishIE
      White bent-grassEnglishIE
      Kriechendes StraussgrasGermanCH

       Information From

      Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
      Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
      • A All Rights Reserved
      Flora Mesoamericana
      Gerrit Davidse, Mario Sousa Sánchez, A. O. Chater, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Biología, Missouri Botanical Garden, Natural History Museum (London, England) UNAM, 1994
      • B Missouri Botanical Garden
      New York Botanical Garden
      Descriptions of plants should be attributed to the full citation for each individual article, chapter or book that is the source for each record, which should include the authors of original publication.
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      Flora Of CHina @
      'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
      • D Missouri Botanical Garden
      Flora of Pakistan
      Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
      • E Missouri Botanical Garden
      Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica
      Hammel, B. E.; Grayum, M. H.; Herrera, C.; Zamora, N. Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2003-2014
      • F Missouri Botanical Garden
      Irish Vernacular Names
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      • H CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
      World Flora Online consortium
      World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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