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Last updated 4/29/2009 by David Giblin.
Aira elegans Roem. & Schult.[HC, HC2]

Publication: Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis [Roemer & Schultes] 2: 682. 1817.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Aira caryophyllea var. capillaris is native to Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia. It usually grows in dry to somewhat moist, sandy loam soils of grassy banks, woodland openings, and disturbed sites such as pastures and roadsides.

Aira caryophyllea var. capillaris is the correct name for this taxon at the varietal level. If treated at the species level, its correct name is Aira elegans Willd. ex Roem. & Schult."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Aira capillaris Host
Aira caryophyllea L. var. capillaris (Mert. & W.D.J. Koch) Mutel
Aira elegans Roem. & Schult. ssp. ambigua (Arcang.) Holub
Aira elegantissima Schur
Aspris capillaris (Mert. & W.D.J. Koch) Hitchc.