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Last updated 7/30/2009 by David Giblin.
Polypogon viridis (Gouan) Breistr.[FNA24, HC2]
beardless rabbit's-foot grass

Publication: Bull. Soc. Bot. France 110(89): 56. 1963.

Origin: Introduced

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Polypogon viridis grows in mesic habitats associated with rivers, streams, and irrigation ditches. It is native from southern Europe to Pakistan, but is now established in the Flora region, particularly the southwestern United States. Records from the Atlantic coast are based on plants found on ballast dumps; there have been no recent collections from these locations.

In Europe, Polypogon viridis hybridizes with P. monspeliensis, forming P. ×adscendens Guss. ex Bertol.; no such hybrids have been reported from the Flora region."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Agrostis semiverticillata (Forssk.) C. Chr.[HC]
Agrostis verticillata Vill.
Agrostis viridis Gouan
Polypogon semiverticillatus (Forssk.) Hyl.