Agropyron fragile

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Agropyron fragile (Roth) P.Candargy

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun   4

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Agropyron fragile is a grass.

Naming

Agropyron fragile was already described and the name validly published by Albrecht Wilhelm Roth. It was Paléologos C. Candargy, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Agropyron fragile is a species in the genus Agropyron which contains approximately 28 to 122 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of to 100 centimetres and are comparatively fast-growing and long-lived. They have a erect habit and have an upright habit and spread slowly. The main growing season is in spring and autumn.

Leaves

Agropyron fragile is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation. The foliage is porous.

Flowers and Fruits

Agropyron fragile produces yellow flowers from April to May.

The grasses produce an abundance of brown caryopses in summer.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny situation. The substrate should be comparatively poor with a pH between 5,6 and 9. The plants need a soil depth of at least 25 centimetres for good growth. They tolerate temperatures down to -35°C (USDA zone 4) and need a frost-free period of at least 13 weeks.

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • none: anaerobic soil
  • medium: calcareous soil
  • high: soil salinity, drought

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing.

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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