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Holcus lanatuscommon velvet grass
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest and east in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; Alaska to California, east across much of North America to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Balds, prairies, roadsides, meadows, lawns, wastelots, and other disturbed open areas.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: May-July
Growth Duration: Perennial
Holcus molliscreeping softgrass, creeping velvet-grass
Origin: Introduced
ssp. mollis – creeping velvet grass