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Last updated 4/29/2009 by David Giblin.
Alopecurus arundinaceus Poir.[FNA24, HC2]
creeping meadow-foxtail

Publication: Encycl. 8: 776. 1808.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Alopecurus arundinaceus is native to Eurasia, extending north of the Arctic Circle and south to the Mediterranean. It grows on wet, moderately acid to moderately alkaline soils, on flood plains, vernal ponds, and along rivers, streams, bogs, potholes, and sloughs. It was introduced for pasture in North Dakota and now occurs more widely, having been promoted as a forage species, and is sometimes used in seed mixtures for revegetation projects. It was evaluated for revegetation in Alberta, but there is no evidence that it was ever actually used in that province. Alopecurus arundinaceus was found to suppress Hordeum jubatum, a troublesome, unpalatable, weedy species, in irrigated pastures (Moyer and Boswall 2002)."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Alopecurus ventricosus Pers.