Anthoxanthum aristatum

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Anthoxanthum aristatum Boiss.

Poaceae

Life form: grass

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: caryopsis

 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Anthoxanthum aristatum is a grass.

Naming

Anthoxanthum aristatum was described by Pierre Edmond Boissier. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Anthoxanthum aristatum is a species in the genus Anthoxanthum which contains approximately 24 to 26 species and belongs to the family of the Poaceae (Grass Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 10 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

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

Flowers and Fruits

Anthoxanthum aristatum produces flowers that are arranged in panicles from May to July.

The grasses produce caryopses.

Root System

Distribution

Anthoxanthum aristatum is native to France, the Iberian Peninsula, the Apennine Peninsula, the Balkan Peninsula, the Canary Islands and Madeira and is naturalized in Germany, Danmark, in the British Isles, in Poland, the Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Kaliningrad Oblast) and North America.

Cultivation

The grasses tolerate temperatures down to -18°C (USDA zone 7).

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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