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Alopecurus geniculatus

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Ecocrop code3045



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DESCRIPTION: Small sized grass, hairless (except spikelets), stoloniferous. Stems first creeping, rooted on the node, then raised (ascendent stolons), 15-60 cm high. Blade rolled when young, rather short, wide (3-5 mm), with clear veins, green to greyish green. USE: Pasture grass. GROWING PERIOD: Annual or perennial. COMMON NAMES: Marsh foxtail, Floating foxtail, Vulpin genouillé, Knick-fuchsschwanz. FURTHER INF: Native to Europe and Western Asia with a large distribution in temperate climates. Cold resistant but drought sensitive. On wet to very wet soils often in small dips or in hollows of micro-reliefs. Often on clay or peat soils, rich in nutrients.
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Grassland Index
Steven R and Staberg P 2005