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Creeping Bentgrass - Agrostis stolonifera
Other Names:  Spreading Bentgrass, Carpet Bentgrass, Agrostis alba var palustris

Non-native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 0


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General Description
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 et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout all of North America (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 335

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(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



Habitat
Wet meadows, stream sides, roadsides, pastures, and lawns from low to middle elevations (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Culver, D.R. 1994. Floristic analysis of the Centennial Region, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman. 199 pp.
    • Eggers, M.J.S. 2005. Riparian vegetation of the Montana Yellowstone and cattle grazing impacts thereon. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. 125 p.
    • Guenther, G.E. 1989. Ecological relationships of bitterbrush communities on the Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 73 p.
    • Law, D.J. 1999. A comparison of water table dynamics and soil texture under black cottonwood recent alluvial bar, beaked sedge, and Geyer's/Drummond's willow communities. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 68 p.
    • McColley, S.D. 2007. Restoring aspen riparian stands with beaver on the northern Yellowstone winter range. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 67 p.
    • Meier, G.A. 1997. The colonization of Montana roadsides by native and exotic plants. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 45 p.
    • Parks, J.C. 1986. Plant materials for use on disturbed alpine areas in Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 57 p.
    • Scow, K.L. 1981. Ecological distribution of small mammals at Sarpy Creek, Montana, with special consideration of the Deer Mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, Montana: Montana State University. 73 p.
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