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Taxon: Holcus lanatus L.

Genus: Holcus
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Airinae.
Nomen number: 19209
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1048. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 08-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 39 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
DE°, MD°, NH°, NJ°, PA°, VA°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • fog grass   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • soft-meadow grass   (Source: J. Veldkamp, p.c.) – English
  • velvet grass   (Source: State Noxweed Seed ) – English
  • woolly soft grass   (Source: J. Veldkamp, p.c.) – English
  • Yorkshire-fog   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • rong mao cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • holoque laineuse   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • houlque velue   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • wolliges Honiggras   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • erba bambagiona   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • shiragegaya   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • udanpul   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • erva-lanar   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • heno blanco   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • luddtåtel   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Lebanon; Turkey
    Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    Southern Africa: South Africa
    Western Indian Ocean: Reunion
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China - Jiangxi, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma [s.], Wisconsin
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana [w.], Oregon, Washington
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    Canada
    Mexico
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

      Cultivated:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
  • EUROPE
    Middle Europe: Austria
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Brazil: Brazil [s.]
    Southern South America: Chile

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Images:

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?19209 (22 July 2014)

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