Arrhenatherum

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Arrhenatherum
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tall oatgrass (Arrhenatherum elatius)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Arrhenatherum
P.Beauv.
Species

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Arrhenatherum, commonly called oatgrass or button-grass, is a genus with at least four species from the grass family, Poaceae.[1] These grasses grow in Europe and Asia. Wild forms can resemble wild oat (Avena) or fescue (Festuca).

Description[edit]

Oatgrasses are very common perennials with yellowish roots. The shining stems grow to a height of 1.5 meters, but die off in winter. The leaves are hairless with blunt ligules. The inflorescence is a panicle with two-flowered bisexual spikelets.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Watson L, Dallwitz MJ. (2008). "The Grass Genera of the World: Arrhenatherum". The Grass Genera of the World. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 

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