Calamagrostis brachytricha

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Calamagrostis brachytricha Steud.

Poaceae

Life form: grass
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   7

Moisture: moist

Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: clay - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

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Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Poanae
Ordo:
Poales

Calamagrostis brachytricha is a grass.

Naming

Taxonomy

Calamagrostis brachytricha is a species in the genus Calamagrostis which contains approximately 294 to 341 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Calamagrostis brachytricha - habitus
Calamagrostis brachytricha - flowers
Calamagrostis brachytricha - fruits
Calamagrostis brachytricha - inflorescence

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 60 to 100 centimetres. The plants reach a width of 50 to 80 centimetres.

Leaves

Calamagrostis brachytricha is deciduous. The grey, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Calamagrostis brachytricha produces panicles of light yellow flowers from August to October.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Calamagrostis brachytricha is native to Central Asia and East Asia.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be loamy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, clay, sandy clay or loamy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • flower beds (rich soil)

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually need very little maintenance.


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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