Alopecurus pratensis

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusAlopecurus
Species:Alopecurus pratensis L.
Common NameMeadow Foxtail Grass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Caryopsis; Fruit Type: Grain; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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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.

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  • 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
Alopecurus alpinus f. songaricus Alopecurus alpinus f. songaricus Schrenk
Alopecurus alpinus var. songaricus Alopecurus alpinus var. songaricus Schrenk ex Fisch. & Meyen
Alopecurus altissimus Alopecurus altissimus Schur
Alopecurus aquaticus Alopecurus aquaticus (Dumort.) Tinant
Alopecurus brachyglossus Alopecurus brachyglossus Peterm.
Alopecurus ciliatus Alopecurus ciliatus All.
Alopecurus laxiflorus Alopecurus laxiflorus Ovcz.
Alopecurus obscurus Alopecurus obscurus (Griseb.) Schur
Alopecurus pallidus Alopecurus pallidus Dumort.
Alopecurus pratensis f. breviaristatus Alopecurus pratensis f. breviaristatus Beck
Alopecurus scaber Alopecurus scaber Opiz
Alopecurus seravschanicus Alopecurus seravschanicus Ovcz.
Alopecurus sericeus Alopecurus sericeus Gaertn.
Alopecurus songaricus Alopecurus songaricus (Schrenk) Petrov
Alopecurus soongaricus Alopecurus soongaricus
Alopecurus trivialis Alopecurus trivialis Seidl ex Opiz

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: Barren (KY), Campbell (KY), Fayette (KY), Jefferson (KY), Marshall (KY), Bledsoe (TN), Davidson (TN), Knox (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Sevier (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1890 - 1995

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0062667 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Alopecurus pratensis
APSC0057450 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Alopecurus pratensis
HTTU011746 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Alopecurus pratensis
31234100115763 Campbell Kentucky 04 May 1975 John W. Thieret
48449
EKY
Alopecurus pratensis
TENN-V-0027521 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Alopecurus pratensis
TENN-V-0192588 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Alopecurus pratensis
TENN-V-0027522 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Alopecurus pratensis
TENN-V-0027519 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Alopecurus pratensis
APSC0062670 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Alopecurus pratensis
HTTU011745 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Alopecurus pratensis
TENN-V-0027523 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Alopecurus pratensis
TENN-V-0027520 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Alopecurus pratensis
TENN-V-0027518 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Alopecurus pratensis
31234100115755 Barren Kentucky 18 Apr 1995 Charles J. Lapham
322
EKY
Alopecurus pratensis
31973000020680 Campbell Kentucky 04 May 1975 Thieret, John
48449
KNK
Alopecurus pratensis
31973000020681 Fayette Kentucky 21 May 1890 Garman, H.
s.n.
KNK
Alopecurus pratensis
HTTU011747 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Alopecurus pratensis
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