Aira caryophyllea

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Aira caryophyllea
Aira caryophyllea FWS-01.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Genus: Aira
Species: A. caryophyllea
Binomial name
Aira caryophyllea

Aira caryophyllea is a species of grass known by the common name silver hairgrass. This is a species of bunchgrass which is native to Europe.

It has been introduced to other continents, including North America, where it is naturalized and common.

Aira caryophyllea is a light green grass which has a silvery sheen on its spikelets before it dries and becomes straw-colored to white. The spikelets are borne on a spreading panicle inflorescence.

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