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Taxon: Agrostis stolonifera L.

Genus: Agrostis
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Pooideae tribe: Poeae subtribe: Agrostidinae
Nomen number: 400060
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:62. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 05-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 20-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 45 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.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • creeping bent   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • creeping bent grass   (Source: Glea Cron ed2 ) – English   [Agrostis stolonifera var. palustris]
  • creeping bent grass   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • fiorin   (Source: Weed CIBA ) – English
  • spreading bent   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – English
  • xi bo li ya jian gu ying   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • agrostide stolonifère   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • Flechtstraußgras   (Source: UPOV ) – German
  • weißes Straußgras   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German
  • agrostide palustre   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • agrostide stolonifera   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • polevica pobegonosnaâ   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • agróstide estolonífera   (Source: UPOV ) – Spanish
  • krypven   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iran [n.]; Iraq; Israel; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Buryatia, Chita, Irkutsk, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk, Tuva, Tyumen, Yakutia-Sakha
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, Khabarovsk, Primorye
    China: China - Anhui, Gansu, Guizhou, Heilongjiang, Nei Monggol, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India [n.w.]; Nepal; Pakistan
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]
    Subarctic America: Greenland

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    Caribbean: Jamaica
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

    China: China
    United States




Check other web resources for Agrostis stolonifera L.:


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Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (06 October 2015)

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