Holcus lanatus

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusHolcus
SpeciesHolcus lanatus L.
Common Namecommon velvetgrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Green; Fruit Color: Yellow ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Aira holcus-lanata Aira holcus-lanata Vill.
Aira holcus-lanatus Aira holcus-lanatus (L.) Vill.
Nothoholcus lanatus Nothoholcus lanatus (L.) Nash

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bath (KY), Bell (KY), Bullitt (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Carter (KY), Clinton (KY), Crittenden (KY), Fleming (KY), Garrard (KY), Graves (KY), Greenup (KY), Harlan (KY), Jackson (KY), Kenton (KY), Knox (KY), Larue (KY), Laurel (KY), Letcher (KY), Lewis (KY), Lincoln (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Marshall (KY), Oldham (KY), Perry (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Whitley (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Blount (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Cocke (TN), Cumberland (TN), DeKalb (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Grainger (TN), Greene (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Lawrence (TN), McMinn (TN), Macon (TN), Marion (TN), Meigs (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Shelby (TN), Smith (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Washington (TN), Wayne (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1965 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100139615 Jackson Kentucky 04 May 1986 Joe Abner
213
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139581 Clinton Kentucky 21 Jun 2000 Mark A. Gorton
00-238
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139714 Whitley Kentucky 28 Jun 1993 Steve Walker
690
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139565 Campbell Kentucky 17 Jul 2003 John W. Thieret
61422
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139573 Carter Kentucky 02 Jul 1965 Elizabeth M. Browne
10649
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139631 Laurel Kentucky 23 Jun 1981 Ralph L. Thompson
601
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139557 Campbell Kentucky 09 Jun 1974 John W. Thieret
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139672 McCreary Kentucky 24 Jun 1972 Elizabeth M. Browne
72E15.9
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139706 Trigg Kentucky 20 Jun 1978 Raymond Athey
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139540 Bell Kentucky 19 Jun 1993 Ralph L. Thompson
93-154
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139664 Lincoln Kentucky 13 Jun 1988 Bruce Hoagland
187
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139698 Pulaski Kentucky 30 Jun 1988 Frances Carter
86
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139656 Laurel Kentucky 16 Jun 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6393
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139599 Graves Kentucky 19 Jun 1974 William H. Martin
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139649 Laurel Kentucky 23 Jun 1989 Ralph L. Thompson
89-1185
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139722 Grundy Tennessee 14 May 1989 Ronald L. Jones
6089
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139623 Laurel Kentucky 26 Jun 1996 Gary W. Libby
1389
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139607 Harlan Kentucky 18 Jul 2005 Amy V. McIntosh
1136
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139532 Bell Kentucky 14 Jun 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2288
EKY
Holcus lanatus
31234100139680 Perry Kentucky 21 Jun 2001 Timothy J. Weckman
6470
EKY
Holcus lanatus
BEREA006429 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Holcus lanatus
BEREA006425 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Holcus lanatus
BEREA006421 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Holcus lanatus
BEREA006419 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Holcus lanatus
BEREA006418 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Holcus lanatus
BEREA006417 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Holcus lanatus
BEREA006428 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Holcus lanatus
BEREA006424 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Holcus lanatus
BEREA006427 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Holcus lanatus
BEREA006423 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Holcus lanatus
BEREA006420 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Holcus lanatus
BEREA006426 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Holcus lanatus
BEREA006422 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Holcus lanatus
ETSU003614 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
ETSU003617 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
ETSU003609 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
ETSU003613 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
ETSU003607 Tennessee
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
ETSU006015 Greene Tennessee 16 Jul 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
ETSU003608 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
ETSU003610 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
ETSU003616 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
N/A Carter Tennessee 14 Jun 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
ETSU003611 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
ETSU003615 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
N/A Carter Tennessee 27 May 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 27 Aug 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
ETSU006821 Unicoi Tennessee 10 Jun 2009 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
ETSU003612 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Holcus lanatus
31973000022272 Campbell Kentucky 12 Jun 1996 Geimeier, Jenny
CGE #142
KNK
Holcus lanatus
31973000022273 Bath Kentucky 22 Jun 1984 Thieret, John
55201
KNK
Holcus lanatus
31973000022271 Rowan Kentucky 22 May 1991 Risk, Allen
5309
KNK
Holcus lanatus
31973000022274 Lewis Kentucky 15 Jun 1983 Buddell, George
2180
KNK
Holcus lanatus
31973000022269 Greenup Kentucky 25 May 1987 Thieret, John
s.n.
KNK
Holcus lanatus
31973000022276 Whitley Kentucky 10 Jun 1979 Hils, Matthew
4
KNK
Holcus lanatus
31973000022270 Campbell Kentucky 09 Jun 1974 Thieret, John
48246
KNK
Holcus lanatus
31973000022277 Campbell Kentucky 10 Jun 1980 Buddell, George
167
KNK
Holcus lanatus
31973000022275 Kenton Kentucky 12 Jun 1978 Applegarth, Patrick
308
KNK
Holcus lanatus
MDKY00004785 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Holcus lanatus
MDKY00004782 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Holcus lanatus
MDKY00004784 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Holcus lanatus
MDKY00004789 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Holcus lanatus
MDKY00004787 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Holcus lanatus
MDKY00004786 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Holcus lanatus
MDKY00004788 Letcher Kentucky
MDKY
Holcus lanatus
MDKY00004783 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029197 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029201 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029236 Bell Kentucky
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029219 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029226 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029239 Marshall Kentucky
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029229 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029238 Graves Kentucky
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029208 Macon Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029223 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029209 Macon Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029199 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029192 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029212 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029221 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029186 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029227 Smith Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029216 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029194 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029211 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029224 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029228 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029200 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029189 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029206 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029217 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029210 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029187 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0036616 Harlan Kentucky
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029195 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029240 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029213 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029205 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029202 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029237 Crittenden Kentucky
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029190 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029204 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029215 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029225 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029231 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029191 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029230 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029233 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029218 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029203 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029214 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029198 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
UCHT002592 Marion Tennessee 13 May 1999 John Beck
3562
UCHT
Holcus lanatus
UCHT002587 Fentress Tennessee
UCHT
Holcus lanatus
UCHT002591 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Holcus lanatus
UCHT006411 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Holcus lanatus
UCHT002590 Polk Tennessee 14 Jun 1975 Gene S. Van Horn
1455
UCHT
Holcus lanatus
UCHT002595 DeKalb Tennessee
UCHT
Holcus lanatus
UCHT002593 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Holcus lanatus
UCHT006410 Fentress Tennessee
UCHT
Holcus lanatus
APSC0088631 Letcher Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043733 Carter Tennessee
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043734 Lawrence Tennessee
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043748 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043740 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0099722 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0036615 Carter Kentucky
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029193 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029241 Trigg Kentucky
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029220 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029196 Grainger Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029222 Smith Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029232 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029234 Wayne Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
TENN-V-0029207 Lawrence Tennessee
TENN
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043747 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043735 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0094934 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0073786 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0095050 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0073787 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0073785 Bell Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043738 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0052943 Hamilton Tennessee
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0091517 Montgomery Tennessee 17 Jun 2017 Mason Brock
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043744 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043746 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0067749 Garrard Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043732 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0050288 Larue Kentucky 21 Jun 1993 Landon McKinney
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043739 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043742 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0098428 Knox Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043745 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043741 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Holcus lanatus
HTTU011907 Johnson Tennessee
HTTU
Holcus lanatus
HTTU029363 Fentress Tennessee
HTTU
Holcus lanatus
HTTU029436 Fentress Tennessee
HTTU
Holcus lanatus
UCHT034468 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Holcus lanatus
UCHT038945 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Holcus lanatus
UOS07972 Franklin Tennessee 29 May 1998 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Holcus lanatus
UOS07974 Bledsoe Tennessee 12 Jun 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Holcus lanatus
UOS07973 Franklin Tennessee 24 Jun 1999 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Holcus lanatus
APSC0094933 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0095051 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043880 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0094935 Letcher Kentucky
APSC
Holcus lanatus
APSC0043743 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Holcus lanatus
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Holcus lanatus - Dwayne Estes
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Holcus lanatus - Dwayne Estes
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Holcus lanatus - Theo Witsell
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