Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3810

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain, uncommon in GA)

Look for it in disturbed areas, wet, moist, or dry, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle greenish or reddish

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Agrostis stolonifera   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Agrostis stolonifera   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-46-001:
Agrostis stolonifera   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Agrostis stolonifera

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Agrostis palustris

 

COMMON NAME:
Creeping Bentgrass


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picture of Agrostis stolonifera, image of Agrostis stolonifera

Li Nan, redrawn & modified by Sun Yingbao, for Flora of China    foci_22_459

        

creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

picture of Agrostis stolonifera, image of Agrostis stolonifera

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_agma10_001_lvd

        

picture of Agrostis stolonifera, image of Agrostis stolonifera

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_agpa17_001_lhd

        

picture of Agrostis stolonifera, image of Agrostis stolonifera

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_agst2_001_lhd

        

picture of Agrostis stolonifera, image of Agrostis stolonifera

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_agst2_006_lvd

        

picture of Agrostis stolonifera, image of Agrostis stolonifera

Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org    bug_5387086

Month Unknown        

Panicle open only at anthesis, otherwise contracted, often dense, per Flora of China.

picture of Agrostis stolonifera, image of Agrostis stolonifera

Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org    bug_5387087

Month Unknown        

Panicle narrow, linear to lanceolate, 5-20cm, open only at anthesis, per Flora of China.

picture of Agrostis stolonifera, image of Agrostis stolonifera

Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org    bug_5387088

Month Unknown        

Often called Agrostis palustris in the turfgrass industry, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

picture of Agrostis stolonifera, image of Agrostis stolonifera

Barry Rice, sarracenia.com, Bugwood.org    bug_5391561

Month Unknown        

Flowers and seeds in a short plume that gradually opens as it matures, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

picture of Agrostis stolonifera, image of Agrostis stolonifera

Barry Rice, sarracenia.com, Bugwood.org    bug_5391562

Month Unknown        

picture of Agrostis stolonifera, image of Agrostis stolonifera

D. Walters & C. Southwick, USDA APHIS ITP, Bugwood.org    bug_5444773

Month Unknown