Helictotrichon pratense

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Helictotrichon pratense
Helictotrichon pratense - Berlin Botanical Garden - IMG 8565.JPG
Scientific classification
H. pratense
Binomial name
Helictotrichon pratense
(L.) Besser

Helictotrichon pratense, known as meadow oat-grass,[1] is a species of perennial grass in the family Poaceae, found in temperate parts of Europe, North Africa, and Asia. Its culms are erect and 30–85 cm long; leaves are mostly basal. It is restricted to shallow, calcareous soils such as those formed on chalk and limestone substrates. [2]


  • Arrhenatherum pratense (L.) Samp.
  • Avena pratensis L.
  • Avenochloa pratensis (L.) Holub
  • Avenula pratensis (L.) Dumort.
  • Avenula pratense


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ Cope, Tom; Gray, Alan (2009). Grasses of the British Isles: BSBI Handbook No.13. Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. ISBN 978-0-901158-420.