Polypogon monspeliensis

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Polypogon monspeliensis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Genus: Polypogon
Species: P. monspeliensis
Binomial name
Polypogon monspeliensis
(L.) Desf.

Polypogon monspeliensis, commonly known as annual beard-grass[1] or annual rabbitsfoot grass,[2] is a species of grass. It is native to southern Europe, but it can be found today throughout the world as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed. It is an annual grass growing to heights between 5 centimeters and one meter. The soft, fluffy inflorescence is a dense, greenish, plumelike panicle, sometimes divided into lobes. The spikelets have long, thin, whitish awns, which give the inflorescence its texture.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Polypogon monspeliensis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 

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