Alopecurus brachystachyus

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Alopecurus brachystachyus M.Bieb.

Poaceae

Life form: grass

 

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

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Alopecurus brachystachyus is a grass.

Naming

Alopecurus brachystachyus was described by Friedrich August Marschall von Bieberstein. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Alopecurus brachystachyus is a species in the genus Alopecurus which contains approximately 52 to 74 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses are comparatively long-lived and reach heights of 15 to 80 centimetres.

Leaves

Alopecurus brachystachyus is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Alopecurus brachystachyus produces flowers that are arranged in spikes from June to September.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The grasses prefer sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy or loamy clay 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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