Page authors: Don Knoke, David Giblin
Agrostis capillaris
colonial bent

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; widely introduced throughout North America.

Habitat: Open, disturbed areas often at low elevations.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Introduced

Conservation Status: Not of concern


[none provided]

Accepted Name:
Agrostis capillaris L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 62 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Agrostis sylvatica Huds.
Agrostis tenuis Sibth. [HC]
Agrostis tenuis Sibth. var. aristata (Parnell) Druce
Agrostis tenuis Sibth. var. hispida (Willd.) Philipson
Agrostis tenuis Sibth. var. pumila (L.) Druce
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Agrostis capillaris in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Agrostis capillaris checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Agrostis capillaris atlas page.

CalPhotos: Agrostis capillaris photos.

USDA Plants: Agrostis capillaris information.

16 photographs:
Group by