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Short-awn Foxtail - Alopecurus aequalis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4?

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Perennial bunchgrass, occasionally a winter annual. Stems 20–60 cm. Leaves: blades 2–5 mm broad. Inflorescence a cylindrical panicle 2–6 cm long, 4–5 mm in diameter. Spikelets 1.9–2.1 mm long, glumes silky along the veins. Lemmas awnless or awn extending up to 1 mm beyond lemma tip, arising from or just below the middle of the lemma (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout most of N. America excepting much of the southeast (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 25

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Habitat
Stagnant water, stream sides and flood banks, and wet meadows at most elevations (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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