Briza maxima (*)
Briza maxima L.
* Species Plantarum 1:70. 1753
Briza maxima is a species of the genus Briza, as such it is an annual grass in the family Poaceae. It is native to Northern Africa, the Azores, Western Asia and Southern Europe and is cultivated or naturalised in the British Isles, Australasia, the west of the United States, Central and South America and Hawaii. This species has a large number of common names including Big Quaking Grass, Great Quaking Grass, Large Quaking Grass , Quaking Grass, Blowfly Grass, Shelly Grass and Shell Grass. It grows to a height of 60 cm.
It is sometimes grown as an annual ornamental plant.
1. ^ a b "Briza maxima". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?7725. Retrieved 2007-10-18.
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