Alopecurus aequalis var. sonomensis

P. Rubtzov
Common names: Sonoma shortawn foxtail
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 24. Treatment on page 784.
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Illustrator: Cindy Roché

Copyright: Utah State University

Culms 30-75 cm. Blades to 7.5 mm wide. Panicles 2.5-9 cm long, 4-9 mm wide. Spikelets violet-gray to purplish-tinged, especially towards the apices; glumes to 3.7 mm; awns exceeding the lemmas by 1-2.5 mm; anthers 1-1.2 mm.


Alopecurus aequalis var. sonomensis is endemic to Marin and Sonoma counties, California, where it grows in shallow water and marshy or moist ground, usually in the open. It is listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Selected References


Lower Taxa