Agrostis canina 
  • L., Sp. Pl.: 62 (1753)


This taxon is accepted by WCS higher taxonomy

General Description

Laxly caespitose perennial; stems 10-70 cm, smooth, often rooting at the nodes and producing short, leafy axillary stolons. Leaves usually 1-2 mm wide, flat or sometimes involute, widest at the base, soft, usually scabrid; ligule (1-)1.5-4.5 mm, acute to acuminate. Panicle 2-20 cm, lax; branches patent at anthesis, usually erect afterwards, more or less scabrid. Spikelets 1.6-2.5 mm, brownish. Glumes lanceolate, acute, subequal, somewhat scabrid on the keel. Lemma c. 2/3 as long as glumes, the lateral veins shortly excurrent; awn up to 4.5 mm, arising slightly below the middle, sometimes absent; callus with very short hairs. Palea very short. Anthers 1- 1.5 mm, more than « as long as the lemma.

Habitat

Damp habitats.

Distribution

Most of Europe. All except Az Bl Cr Rs (E) Sa Sb Si Tu.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
  • Introduced distribution
Found in
  • Asia-Temperate China China South-Central
  • Tibet
  • Xinjiang
  • Eastern Asia Korea
  • Middle Asia Kazakhstan
  • Kirgizistan
  • Tadzhikistan
  • Mongolia Mongolia
  • Western Asia Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical Indian Subcontinent Pakistan
  • West Himalaya
  • Europe Eastern Europe Baltic States
  • Belarus
  • Central European Russia
  • East European Russia
  • North European Russia
  • Northwest European Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Middle Europe Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Switzerland
  • Northern Europe Denmark
  • Finland
  • Føroyar
  • Great Britain
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Southeastern Europe Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Romania
  • Yugoslavia
  • Southwestern Europe Corse
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain
Introduced into
  • Africa Northern Africa Algeria
  • Antarctic Subantarctic Islands Kerguelen
  • South Georgia
  • Asia-Temperate Eastern Asia Japan
  • Northern America Eastern Canada Labrador
  • New Brunswick
  • Newfoundland
  • Nova Scotia
  • Prince Edward I.
  • Québec
  • North-Central U.S.A. Minnesota
  • Northeastern U.S.A. Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Masachusettes
  • Michigan
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode I.
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Northwestern U.S.A. Oregon
  • Southeastern U.S.A. District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Tennessee
  • Subarctic America Greenland
  • Pacific North-Central Pacific Hawaii
  • Southern America Caribbean Haiti
  • Jamaica

Synonyms

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WCS higher taxonomy
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