Illustrator: Sandy Long
Conn., N.J., N.Y., Wash., D.C, W.Va., Pacific Islands (Hawaii), B.C., Greenland, N.B., Nfld. And Labr., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Yukon, Wyo., N.H., N.C., Tenn., Pa., Calif., Nev., Va., Mass., Maine, R.I., Vt., Alaska, Ala., Ind., N.Dak., Ark., Ill., Idaho, Md., Ohio, Utah, Mo., Mich., Mont., Miss., S.C., Ky., Oreg.
Agrostis capillaris grows along roadsides and in disturbed areas. It was introduced from Europe, and is now well established in western and eastern North America. It is often used for fine-leaved lawns; commercial seed sold as Agrostis tenuis 'Highland' usually contains A. capillaris.
Agrostis capillaris differs from A. gigantea (p. 641) in its short ligules, especially on the vegetative shoots, and the open panicles that lack spikelets near the base of the branches. It differs from A. castellana (see next) in having diffuse rather than clustered spikelets, fewer rhizomes, divaricate panicle branches after anthesis, calluses that are glabrous or with hairs up to 0.1 mm long, and glabrous lemmas. It also tends to flower somewhat earlier than A. castellana. Agrostis capillaris readily hybridizes with A. vinealis (p. 643), the hybrids being somewhat intermediate between the two parents.
|Author||M.J. Harvey +|
|Common name||Browntop +, Rhode island bent +, Colonial bent + and Agrostide fine +|
|Distribution||Conn. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, Wash. +, D.C +, W.Va. +, Pacific Islands (Hawaii) +, B.C. +, Greenland +, N.B. +, Nfld. And Labr. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Yukon +, Wyo. +, N.H. +, N.C. +, Tenn. +, Pa. +, Calif. +, Nev. +, Va. +, Mass. +, Maine +, R.I. +, Vt. +, Alaska +, Ala. +, Ind. +, N.Dak. +, Ark. +, Ill. +, Idaho +, Md. +, Ohio +, Utah +, Mo. +, Mich. +, Mont. +, Miss. +, S.C. +, Ky. + and Oreg. +|
|Illustrator||Sandy Long +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/314eb390f968962f596ae85f506b4b3db8683b1b/coarse grained fna xml/V24/V24 904.xml +|
|Synonyms||Agrostis vulgaris +, Aristata +, Agrostis alba var. vulgaris +, Agrostis alba var. aristata + and Agrostis tenuis +|
|Taxon family||Poaceae +|
|Taxon name||Agrostis capillaris +|
|Taxon parent||Agrostis +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 24 +|