Alopecurus lanatus

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Alopecurus lanatus Sibth. & Sm.

Poaceae

Life form: grass

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

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

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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 lanatus is a grass.

Naming

Alopecurus lanatus was described by James Edward Smith in 1806. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Alopecurus lanatus 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 reach heights of 5 to 10 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Alopecurus lanatus produces spikes of light-green flowers in May.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Alopecurus lanatus is native to Turkey.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy, clay, sandy clay or loamy clay soil. The grasses tolerate temperatures down to -35°C (USDA zone 4).

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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