Alopecurus aequalis

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
Species:Alopecurus aequalis Sobol.
Common NameShortawn Foxtail Grass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; 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 4
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S1?] (State Rank); G5 (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
Alopecurus aequalis f. fluitans Alopecurus aequalis f. fluitans Parodi
Alopecurus aequalis f. foliosus Alopecurus aequalis f. foliosus Parodi
Alopecurus aequalis f. notacens Alopecurus aequalis f. notacens (Hack.) Parodi
Alopecurus aequalis f. violaceus Alopecurus aequalis f. violaceus (Hack.) Parodi
Alopecurus aequalis subsp. aequalis Alopecurus aequalis subsp. aequalis Sobol.
Alopecurus aequalis subsp. amurensis Alopecurus aequalis subsp. amurensis (Kom.) Hultén
Alopecurus aequalis subsp. aristulatus Alopecurus aequalis subsp. aristulatus (Michx.) Tzvelev
Alopecurus aequalis subsp. natans Alopecurus aequalis subsp. natans (Wahlenb.) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Alopecurus aequalis var. amurensis Alopecurus aequalis var. amurensis (Kom.) Ohwi
Alopecurus aequalis var. aristulatus Alopecurus aequalis var. aristulatus (Michx.) Tzvelev
Alopecurus aequalis var. fluitans Alopecurus aequalis var. fluitans (Parodi) Mariano
Alopecurus aequalis var. violaceus Alopecurus aequalis var. violaceus (Hack.) Mariano
Alopecurus amurensis Alopecurus amurensis Kom.
Alopecurus aristulatus var. merriami Alopecurus aristulatus var. merriami (Beal ex J.M. Macoun) H. St. John
Alopecurus aristulatus var. natans Alopecurus aristulatus var. natans (Wahlenb.) Simmons
Alopecurus baptarrhenius Alopecurus baptarrhenius S.M. Phillips
Alopecurus brachytrichus Alopecurus brachytrichus Ohwi
Alopecurus caespitosus Alopecurus caespitosus Trin.
Alopecurus diandrus Alopecurus diandrus Griff.
Alopecurus fulvus f. violacea Alopecurus fulvus f. violacea Hack.
Alopecurus fulvus var. amurensis Alopecurus fulvus var. amurensis (Kom.) Roshev.
Alopecurus geniculatus f. robustior Alopecurus geniculatus f. robustior Hack. ex Kneuck.
Alopecurus geniculatus subsp. fulvus Alopecurus geniculatus subsp. fulvus
Alopecurus geniculatus var. aequalis Alopecurus geniculatus var. aequalis (Sobol.) Fiori
Alopecurus geniculatus var. amurensis Alopecurus geniculatus var. amurensis (Kom.) Roshev.
Alopecurus geniculatus var. armurensis Alopecurus geniculatus var. armurensis (Kom.) FEDTSCHENKO
Alopecurus geniculatus var. fulvus Alopecurus geniculatus var. fulvus
Alopecurus geniculatus var. natans Alopecurus geniculatus var. natans Wahlenb.
Alopecurus geniculatus var. robustus Alopecurus geniculatus var. robustus Vasey
Alopecurus grandiflorus Alopecurus grandiflorus (Roshev.) Petrov
Alopecurus howellii var. merriamii Alopecurus howellii var. merriamii Beal ex J.M. Macoun
Alopecurus howellii var. merrimani Alopecurus howellii var. merrimani Beal
Alopecurus palustris subsp. fulvus Alopecurus palustris subsp. fulvus (Sm.) Syme ex Sowerby
Alopecurus subaristatus Alopecurus subaristatus Pers.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

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