Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 1048. 1753.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
selected vouchers: WTU
Notes: FNA24: "Holcus lanatus grows in disturbed sites, moist waste places, lawns, and pastures, in a wide range of edaphic conditions and at elevations from 0-2300 m. A native of Europe, it was widely distributed in North America by 1800. It is an ancestor of the polyploid complex represented by Holcus mollis."