Monday, 25 May 2015

Meadow Foxtail (Alopecurus pratensis)

known as the meadow foxtail[1] or the field meadow foxtail, is a perennial grass belonging to the grass family (Poaceae). It is native to Europe and Asia.

This common plant is found on grasslands, especially on neutral soils. It is found on moist, fertile soils, but avoids waterlogged, light or dry soils. The species forms dense swards leading to low botanical diversity.

This species is widely cultivated for pasture and hay, and has become naturalised in many areas outside of its native range, including Australia and North America.(link)


Grasses, Rushes & Sedges Nature spot link

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