Alopecurus bulbosus

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Alopecurus bulbosus Gouan

Poaceae

Life form: grass

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Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy

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 bulbosus is a grass.

Naming

Alopecurus bulbosus was described by Antoine Gouan in 1762. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Alopecurus bulbosus 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.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Alopecurus bulbosus produces flowers that are arranged in spikes from May to July.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Alopecurus bulbosus is native to the Iberian Peninsula, the Apennine Peninsula, the British Isles, France, Germany, the nothern regions of the Balkan Peninsula, Turkey, Algeria and Tunesia.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer sandy or gritty-sandy soil. The grasses tolerate temperatures down to -29°C (USDA zone 5).

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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