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Agrostis scabra Willdenow. Fly-away Grass, Rough Bentgrass. Phen: Jun-Nov. Hab: Bogs, fens, seeps, meadows, old fields, other open habitats. Dist: Throughout North America, though mainly in cooler climates (ne. and w. United States, Canada), south to s. Mexico; ne. Asia.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = ETx1, FlGr, FNA24, GW1, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3, Tucker (1996); = Agrostis hyemalis (Walter) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenb. var. scabra (Willd.) Blomq. – C; = Agrostis hyemalis (Walter) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenb. var. tenuis (Tuck.) Gleason – G; = Agrostis scabra Willd. var. scabra – HC; > Agrostis geminata Trin. – F; < Agrostis hyemalis (Walter) Britton, Sterns, & Poggenb. – Mex, NcTx, RAB, S13, Tat, W; > Agrostis scabra Willd. var. scabra – F; > Agrostis scabra Willd. var. septentrionalis Fernald – F

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

Heliophily ?: 8

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