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Briza maxima

Briza maxima (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Liliopsida
Subclassis: Commelinidae
Ordo: Poales
Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Poeae
Genus: Briza
Species: Briza maxima


Briza maxima L.

Vernacular name
Türkçe: Büyük zembil otu


* Species Plantarum 1:70. 1753
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]

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.[1] 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.[2][3][1] It grows to a height of 60 cm.[4]

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.
2. ^ Joondalup Coastal Foreshore Natural Areas Management Plan www.joondalup.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 2007-10-15.
3. ^ Common -> Botanical Name www.weeds.asn.au. Retrieved 2007-10-15.
4. ^ POACEAE - Grass Family Retrieved 2007-10-15.

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