Creeping Bentgrass - Agrostis stolonifera
Spreading Bentgrass, Carpet Bentgrass,
Agrostis alba var palustris
Rhizomatous perennial or stoloniferous sod grass often forming dense mats or patches. Stems decumbent at base, 20–120 cm. Leaves: blades 2–6 mm wide, ligules 2–7 mm long. Inflorescence a mostly diffuse panicle 5–30 cm long, sometimes contracting after anthesis. Spikelets 2–2.5 mm long (up to 10 mm long if infected). Lemmas 2–2.2 mm long, awnless or rarely minutely awned from the back; palea up to two-thirds as long as lemma. [This description includes Agrostis gigantea
as a synonym] (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Introduced throughout all of North America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
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Wet meadows, stream sides, roadsides, pastures, and lawns from low to middle elevations (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.