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Holcus lanatus occurs widely in Eurasia and temperate parts of Africa; it is a widespread alien species in the Americas, producing significant ongoing ecological damage, partularly in North America. This grass occurs in overgrazed pastures, roadsides, meadows, rocky slopes and abondoned fields.

Also known by the common name of Common velvetgrass, this tufted perennial can attain a height of one to two meters. Quattrocchi reports that the species can produce hydrocyanic acid poisoning.


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