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Avenula hookeri

Avenula hookeri (Scribn.) Holub

Spikeoat

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Avena hookeri, Avenochloa hookeri, Helictotrichon hookeri

USDA Symbol: AVHO3

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

The species of this plant is named for William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), who was Director of Kew Gardens from 1841-1865. He wrote “Flora boreali-americana” and many other works. He was founder and editor of “Journal of Botany”.

 

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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 Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: The florets (flowers) of grasses are usually so minute that they are not visible to the naked eye. Lemmas: brown.

Distribution

USA: CO , MN , MT , ND , NM , SD , VT , WY
Canada: AB

Additional resources

USDA: Find Avenula hookeri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Avenula hookeri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Avenula hookeri

Metadata

Record Modified: 2008-09-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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