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Apera spica-venti sl11

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Poeae
Subtribus: Ventenatinae
Genus: Apera
Species: Apera spica-venti

Apera spica-venti (L.) P.Beauv.

USDA, NRCS. 2006. The PLANTS Database, 6 March 2006 (http://plants.usda.gov). Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Essai d'une Nouvelle Agrostographie; ou Nouveaux Genres des Graminées; Avec Figures Représentant les Caractéres de tous le Genres. Imprimerie de Fain. Paris 31, 151. 1812
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Apera spica-venti in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service.

Vernacular names
suomi: Peltoluoho, luoho
македонски: Обична ветрушка
polski: Miotła zbożowa
svenska: Åkerven

Apera spica-venti, the loose silky-bent[2] or common windgrass, is an annual or biannual plant in the genus Apera. It belongs to the family Poaceae.

This species is native to Eurasia and North Africa from the Canary Islands to Denmark to Yakutia. It occurs in pastures with sandy soil.

It has naturalized in the United States, Canada, and Russian Far East.

This species of grass grows to about 40–100 centimetres (16–39 in) high.

illustration from Apera spica-venti from http://www.illustratedgarden.org/mobot/rarebooks/page.asp?relation=QK495F19H671801V3&identifier=0165 Title: Icones et descriptiones Graminum austriacorum Author(s): Host, Nikolaus Thomas Schmidt, A Ibmayer, J Publisher: Vindobonae : A. Schmidt, 1801-1809. Description: 4 v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 48 cm.
BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.

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