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Agrostis perennans (Walter) Tuckerman. Upland Bent, Autumn Bentgrass. Phen: Apr-May; Aug-Nov. Hab: Mesic to dry forests, woodlands, barrens, clearings, disturbed areas, and also in a variety of wetlands such as bogs, fens, seepage swamps, and depressions. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to MN, south to n. FL and TX; c. Mexico south to c. South America.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Var. aestivalis may be worthy of recognition.

Synonymy: = ETx1, HC, Il, Meso6, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, NE, NY, S13, Tx, Va, WV, Tucker (1996); = Agrostis perennans (Walter) Tuck. var. perennans – C, G, S; > Agrostis elata (Pursh) Trin. – Tat; > Agrostis novae-angliae Tuck. – S13; < Agrostis perennans (Walter) Tuck. – Ar, FNA24, GW1, K1, K3, K4, Mex, Pa, RAB, Tn, W, WH3, (also see A. altissima); > Agrostis perennans (Walter) Tuck. – S13, Tat; > Agrostis perennans (Walter) Tuck. var. aestivalis Vasey – F; > Agrostis perennans (Walter) Tuck. var. perennans – F; > Agrostis scribneriana Nash – S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 5

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