Agrostis idahoensis

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Agrostis idahoensis Nash

Poaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun   4

Moisture: moderately moist

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

Agrostis idahoensis is a grass.

Naming

Agrostis idahoensis was described by George Valentine Nash in 1897. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Agrostis idahoensis 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

The grasses have a erect habit and have an upright habit. The main growing season is from spring to fall.

Leaves

Agrostis idahoensis 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

Agrostis idahoensis produces white-yellow flowers from May to June.

The grasses produce only few brown caryopses in summer.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. They prefer soil with a pH between 5,5 and 7,5 and 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

  • low: soil salinity
  • medium: anaerobic soil, drought, calcareous soil

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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