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Creeping Foxtail - Alopecurus arundinaceus
Other Names:  Alopecurus ventricosus

Non-native Species

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


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

Species Range
Montana Range

Non-native
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout the northern Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions (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: 120

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Habitat
Hay meadows, along ditches, alkaline seeps, and wet meadow at low to middle elevations (Lavin in Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX). blank)

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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    • 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.
    • Parks, J.C. 1986. Plant materials for use on disturbed alpine areas in Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 57 p.
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