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Agrostis gigantea

AuthorityRoth.
FamilyLiliopsida:Commelinidae:Cyperales:Gramineae
SynonymsAgrostis nigra
Common namesblack bentgrass, agrostide grande
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Ecocrop code2937



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BRIEF DESCRIPTION A rhizomatous grass with an open panicle, slightly red in appearance, and with relatively broad leaves reaching a height of up to 60-120 cm. USES Grown for pasture. GROWING PERIOD Perennial. COMMON NAMES Common bentgrass, Redtop. FURTHER INF: It is native to temperate and cold areas of the northern hemisphere (Europe). It has a large climate range and good resistance to cold and good drought-resistance. Optimum on excessively drained, relatively dry sods. Thrives on moderately rich to nutrient rich soils. Mainly on light, sandy soils. It is usually regarded as a weed.
Sources
Grassland Index
Duke J 1975 pp 5 [RAIN, TEMP, PH]
Duke J 1979 pp 94 [RAIN, TEMP, PH]
Dube P 1982 pp 1
Roecklein J 1987 pp 151 [USE, TEXT, DRA, LIMIT]
Maas E 1990 pp 273 [SAL]
Heath M 1985 pp 196 [PH, FER, TEXT, DRA, USE]
Breymeyer A 1990 pp 304 [DRA, TEMP, RAIN]
Langer R 1991 pp 85 [DRA, PH, LIMIT]
Steven R and Staberg P 2005