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Rabbit's-foot Grass - Polypogon monspeliensis

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Cool season, annual bunchgrass. Stems erect to decumbent, 10–50 cm. Leaves: blades 4–6 mm wide, flat and ascending; sheaths with overlapping margins; ligule membranous. Inflorescence a dense spike-like panicle, 2–15 cm long, tawny yellowish to whitish when mature. Spikelets with 1 floret, 2–2.5 mm long excluding the awns, glumes with awns 5–10 mm long, enclosing the floret. Lemmas 1–1.5 mm long, awned from near the tip with a delicate awn no longer than the lemma; palea well developed. Disarticulation below glumes; unit of dispersal the spikelet (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout N. America excluding a very east-central portion (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 21

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Habitat
Disturbed places with moist soil including shady stream and ditch banks (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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