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Last updated 4/29/2009 by David Giblin.
Alopecurus carolinianus Walter[FNA24, HC, HC2]
tufted meadow-foxtail

Publication: Fl. Carol. 74. 1788.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Alopecurus carolinianus is native to the central plains, Mississippi valley, and southeastern United States, where it is common in wet meadows, ditches, wetland edges, and other moist, open habitats; it is occasionally a weed of rice fields. At the northern limit of its range it is clearly adventive, growing in gardens and nurseries. It also occurs in arid areas of the prairies and southwest, growing sporadically along sloughs and in ditches and vernal pools. Whether such populations are native or naturalized is not clear."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Alopecurus macounii Vasey
Alopecurus ramosus Poir.