Anthoxanthum aristatum

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species:Anthoxanthum aristatum Boiss.
Common NameAnnual Vernalgrass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; 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; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; 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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


SynonymFull Citation
Anthoxanthum angustifolium Anthoxanthum angustifolium Plan. Gir.
Anthoxanthum aristatum subsp. puelii Anthoxanthum aristatum subsp. puelii (Lecoq & Lamotte) Pinto da Silva
Anthoxanthum carrenianum Anthoxanthum carrenianum Parl.
Anthoxanthum lloydii Anthoxanthum lloydii Jord. ex Boreau
Anthoxanthum odoratum var. aristatum Anthoxanthum odoratum var. aristatum (Boiss.) Coss. & Durieu
Anthoxanthum ovatum subsp. aristatum Anthoxanthum ovatum subsp. aristatum (Boiss.) Litard.
Anthoxanthum ovatum var. aristatum Anthoxanthum ovatum var. aristatum (Boiss.) PĂ©rez Lara
Anthoxanthum puelii var. lloydii Anthoxanthum puelii var. lloydii (Jord. ex Boreau) Marais & Menier

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: Fleming (KY), Trigg (KY)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, BOON, MDKY

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA005415 Trigg Kentucky
Anthoxanthum aristatum
APSC0034732 Trigg Kentucky
Anthoxanthum aristatum
BEREA005413 Trigg Kentucky
Anthoxanthum aristatum
MDKY00004051 Fleming Kentucky
Anthoxanthum aristatum
008498 Trigg Kentucky
Anthoxanthum aristatum
BEREA005414 Trigg Kentucky
Anthoxanthum aristatum
APSC0034731 Trigg Kentucky
Anthoxanthum aristatum
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