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Agrostis scabra Willd.
Fly-away grass, Rough bent, Rough bentgrass, Ticklegrass
Synonyms: Agrostis scabra var. septentrionalis
USDA Symbol: agsc5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , 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.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Johnstown, PA
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff