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Nardus stricta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Nardeae
Genus: Nardus

Nardus stricta


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Nardus is a European botanical genus belonging to the family Poaceae (grasses). The genus formerly included more species, but the only currently accepted member is Nardus stricta.

The name derives from the Greek Nardos (ναρδοσ), the name for this plant. It is not to be confused with Spikenard, Nardostachys grandiflora.

Species formerly within the genus[edit]

  • Nardus aristata = Psilurus incurvus (Gouan) Schinz & Thell.[1]
  • Nardus articulata
  • Nardus ciliaris
  • Nardus ciliata
  • Nardus dactyloides
  • Nardus gangitis
  • Nardus glabriculmis
  • Nardus incurva = Psilurus incurvus (Gouan) Schinz & Thell.[1]
This list of species from PPP-Index Online

Genus classification[edit]

System Classification Reference
Linnaeus Class Triandria, order Monogynia Species plantarum (1753)


  1. ^ a b c Species Records of Nardus, Germplasm Resources Information Network, United States Dept. of Agriculture

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