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Aira caryophyllea FWS-01

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Poeae
Subtribus: Airinae
Genus: Aira
Species: Aira caryophyllea
Subspecies: A. c. subsp. caryophyllea – A. c. subsp. multiculmis

Aira caryophyllea L.

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 66. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Aira caryophyllea in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Nelken-Haferschmiele
suomi: Sirolauha
français: Canche caryophyllée
polski: Śmiałka goździkowa

Aira caryophyllea is a species of grass known by the common name silver hairgrass. It's a species of bunchgrass that is native to Europe, Africa, and Asia. It has been introduced to other continents, including North America, where it is naturalized and common.

Aira caryophyllea is a light green grass with a silvery sheen on its spikelets before it dries and becomes straw-colored to white. The spikelets are borne on a spreading panicle inflorescence.

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