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Alopecurus aequalis var. aequalis

Alopecurus aequalis Sobol. var. aequalis

Shortawn Foxtail

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Alopecurus aequalis var. natans, Alopecurus aristulatus, Alopecurus geniculatus var. aristulatus


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 30 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May
Bloom Notes: The florets (flowers) of grasses are usually minute and thus inconspicuous.


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DE , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OR , PA , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Alopecurus aequalis var. aequalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Alopecurus aequalis var. aequalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Alopecurus aequalis var. aequalis


Record Modified: 2022-11-04
Research By: TWC Staff

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