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*Agrostis capillaris Linnaeus. Rhode Island Bentgrass, Colonial Bentgrass, Browntop. Phen: Jun-Aug. Hab: Meadows, roadsides, disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Europe (and possibly n. North America).

Origin/Endemic status: Europe

Synonymy: = C, FNA24, Il, K1, K3, K4, Meso6, Mi, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, Tucker (1996); = Agrostis tenuis Sibth. – G, HC, RAB, S, W, WV; > Agrostis tenuis Sibth. var. aristata (Parn.) Druce; > Agrostis tenuis Sibth. var. pumila (L.) Druce – F; > Agrostis tenuis Sibth. var. tenuis – 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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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
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