Alopecurus aequalis Sobol.
Alopecurus aequalis is a grass.
Alopecurus aequalis was described by Gregor Fedorovitch Sobolewsky. The name is considered as validly published.
The comparatively short-lived grasses reach heights of 15 to 40 centimetres, they have a decumbent habit . The main growing season is in spring and summer.
Alopecurus aequalis 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
Alopecurus aequalis produces spikes of green flowers from May to October.
The grasses produce brown caryopses from spring to summer.
The plants form fibrous roots.
Alopecurus aequalis is native to the whole of Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, West-Siberia, East Siberia, Sakhalin, the Kamtschatka Peninsula and Central Asia.
The grasses prefer a half-shady situation. They prefer soil with a pH between 5,5 and 8 and need a soil depth of at least 15 centimetres for good growth. They tolerate temperatures down to -29Â°C (USDA zone 5) and need a frost-free period of at least 17 weeks.
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- none: calcareous soil
- low: drought
- medium: soil salinity
- high: anaerobic soil
Maintenance and Propagation
Propagate by sowing.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe 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.