Regularity: Regularly occurring
Catalog Number: US 556324
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): R. A. Philippi
Locality: Valdivia, Chile, South America
- Type fragment: Philippi, R. A. 1857-1858. Linnaea. 29: 88.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Lachnagrostis filiformis
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 16
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable
Agrostis avenacea is a species of grass known by the common names Pacific bent grass, New Zealand wind grass, fairy grass, or blown-grass. It is native to Australia, New Zealand, and other Pacific Islands including New Guinea and Easter Island.
Pacific bent grass is a tufted perennial grass growing up to 65 centimeters tall. The inflorescence is a panicle of wispy strands, each with several tiny, fuzzy spikelets at the end. The spikelets are two or three millimeters long.
Agrostis avenacea is known elsewhere as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed. It is particularly invasive in California, where it is a weed of sensitive vernal pool ecosystems around San Diego.
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