Creeping Foxtail - Alopecurus arundinaceus
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems 1–2 m tall, 1-several from nodes of rhizomes. Leaves: blades 6–14 mm wide, ligule 2–5 mm long. Inflorescence a cylindrical panicle 4–10 cm long, 7–10 mm in diameter. Spikelets 4–5.5 mm long; glumes silky mostly from along marginal and midrib veins. Lemmas with awn from base but extending only to tip of lemma and rarely beyond (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Introduced throughout the northern Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Hay meadows, along ditches, alkaline seeps, and wet meadow at 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.