Agrostis alpina

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Agrostis alpina Scop.

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: moderately moist

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

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

Agrostis alpina is a grass.

Naming

Agrostis alpina was described by Joannes Antonius Scopoli in 1771. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Agrostis alpina is a species in the genus Agrostis which contains approximately 239 to 358 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Agrostis alpina has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are linear, entire and have parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Agrostis alpina flowers from July to August.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Agrostis alpina is native to to the mountain regions of France, Italy, Central Europe, eastern Central Europe, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegowina, Romania and western European Russia.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

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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