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Arrhenatherum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Poaceae
Higher classification  Grasses
Order  Poales
Scientific name  Arrhenatherum
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Grasses, Alopecurus, Holcus, Dactylis, Alopecurus pratensis

Arrhenatherum, commonly called oatgrass or button-grass, is a genus of Eurasian and North African plants in grass family.

Contents

Arrhenatherum garden plants


Description

Arrhenatherum Arrhenatherum elatius tall oat grass Go Botany

Wild forms can resemble wild oat (Avena) or fescue (Festuca). Oatgrasses are very common perennials with yellowish roots. The shining stems grow to a height of 1.5 meters, but die off in winter. The leaves are hairless with blunt ligules. The inflorescence is a panicle with two-flowered bisexual spikelets.

Species
Arrhenatherum Arrhenatherum elatius
  1. Arrhenatherum album - tall oatgrass - Mediterranean from Portugal to Cyprus
  2. Arrhenatherum calderae - Tenerife in Canary Islands
  3. Arrhenatherum elatius - false oatgrass, tall oatgrass, tall meadow oat - Eurasia + North Africa from Iceland to Canary Islands + Kazakhstan; naturalized in East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas
  4. Arrhenatherum kotschyii - Turkey, Caucasus, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan
  5. Arrhenatherum longifolium - France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco
  6. Arrhennatherum palaestinum - eastern Mediterranean from Greece to Iraq
  7. Arrhenatherum pallens - Portugal
formerly included

numerous species now considered better suited to other genera: Avenula Danthoniastrum Duthiea Helictochloa Helictotrichon Sphenopholis

Arrhenatherum False Oatgrass Arrhenatherum elatius NatureSpot
Arrhenatherum Arrhenatherum elatius Wikipedia
Arrhenatherum Arrhenatherum elatius
Arrhenatherum Arrhenatherum bulbosum 39Variegatum39 Tuber Oat Grass

References

Arrhenatherum Wikipedia


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