Agrostis scabra Willd.
Fly-away grass, Rough bent, Rough bentgrass, Ticklegrass
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Rough bent or ticklegrass is a perennial clump grass, 3 1/2 ft. tall, with long, delicate branches that branch again toward the top. The inflorescence is wide and occupies most of the height of the plant. At first, the inflorescence is purple-green and shining, then tan. It often breaks off and floats around like a tumbleweed.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
AL , AK , AZ , AR , CA , CO , CT , DE , FL , GA , ID , IL , IN , IA , ME , MD , MA , MI , MN , MT , NE , NV , NH , NJ , NM , NY , NC , ND , OH , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VT , VA , WA , WV , WI , WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Distribution:
Nf. to AK, s. to FL, LA, NM & CA Native Habitat:
Moist meadows; streamsides; open woods USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Mucky to moist, sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: When A. hiemalis is separated from A. scabra, its range is from the eastern U.S. to WI, KS & TX. Without A. hiemalis, the range of A. scabra does not include the extreme s.e. U.S.
Larval Host: The Grass Family is an essential larval food for most branded skippers and most of the satyrs.
Last Update: 2007-01-01