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Last updated 4/29/2009 by David Giblin.
Alopecurus pratensis L.[FNA24, HC, HC2]
field meadow-foxtail

Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 60. 1753.

Origin: Introduced from Europe

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Alopecurus pratensis is native from temperate northern Eurasia south to North Africa. It is now widely naturalized in temperate regions throughout the world. It grows in poorly to somewhat drained soils in meadows, riverbanks, lakesides, ditches, roadsides and fence rows. It has been widely introduced as a pasture grass; it may also have become established from ballast or imported hay. The earliest collections are from coastal New England; it is now known from most provinces and states."

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