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Last updated 4/29/2009 by David Giblin.
Agrostis stolonifera L.[FNA24, HC2]
spreading bent

Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 62. 1753.

Origin: Introduced?

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Probably introduced in our area, and perhaps not native to N. Am.[H&C p 465.]

FNA24: "Agrostis stolonifera grows in areas that are often temporarily flooded, such as lakesides, marshes, salt marshes, lawns, and damp fields, as well as moist meadows, forest openings, and along streams. It will also colonize disturbed sites such as ditches, clearcuts, and overgrazed pastures. Its North American range extends from the subarctic into Mexico, mostly at low to middle elevations.

Agrostis stolonifera has been confused with A. gigantea. It is considered to be Eurasian, but some northern salt marsh and lakeside populations may be native. Agrostis stolonifera is also similar to A. castellana; it differs in having longer, acute to truncate ligules that are longer than wide, and in possessing extensive stolons. The names A. palustris Huds. and A. maritima Lam. have been applied to plants with longer stolons; all forms intergrade. A hybrid between A. stolonifera and Polypogon monspeliensis, ×Agropogon lutosus, has been found in the Flora region. It differs from A. stolonifera in having awned glumes and lemmas. Agrostis stolonifera readily hybridizes with A. vinealis, the hybrids being somewhat intermediate between the two parents."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Agrostis alba L. var. palustris (Huds.) Pers.[HC]
Agrostis alba L. var. stolonifera (L.) Sm.[HC]
Agrostis maritima Lam.
Agrostis palustris Huds.
Agrostis stolonifera L. var. compacta Hartm.
Agrostis stolonifera L. var. palustris (Huds.) Farw.