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Agrostis exarata

Agrostis exarata, Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA NRCS. 1992. Western wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. West Region, Sacramento.

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Aveneae
Subtribus: Agrostidinae
Genus: Agrostis
Species: Agrostis exarata

Agrostis exarata Trin.

Agrostis exarata

Agrostis exarata, Steve Hurst @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database


USDA, NRCS. 2006. The PLANTS Database, 6 March 2006 ( Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Vernacular names
suomi: Alaskanrölli

Agrostis exarata is a species of grass known by the common names spike bentgrass,[1] spike bent,[2] Pacific bentgrass, and spike redtop. It is native to western North America from Texas[1] to the Aleutian Islands.

This is a common perennial grass reaching one to three feet in height with long, thin, flat leaves each with a ligule of 2–4 millimetres (0.079–0.157 in).

The tuft inflorescence may be up to 30 centimetres (12 in) long and is usually dense with tiny spikelets.[3] It reproduces mainly by seed, but it can also spread via rhizome. This bunchgrass occurs in many plant communities in varied climates. It is considered good forage for livestock.

"Spike bentgrass". USDA. Plants Profile. Retrieved October 6, 2007.
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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