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Last updated 6/12/2009 by David Giblin.
Holcus mollis L. ssp. mollis[FNA24, HC2]
creeping velvet grass

Publication: Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 2: 1305. 1759.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Holcus mollis grows in moist soil and disturbed sites, including lawns and damp pastures. It is a European introduction that has persisted in the Flora region, becoming a problematic weed in ungrazed pastures, prairie remnants, and oak savannahs in portions of the Pacific Northwest. It is also sold as an ornamental. There are two subspecies: Holcus mollis L. subsp. mollis (stems not thickened and tuberous at the base; panicles lax, brownish or purplish) and H. mollis subsp. reuteri (Boiss.) Malag. (stems thickened and tuberous at the base; panicles narrow, whitish). North American introductions belong to subsp. mollis."

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