Polypogon monspeliensis

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Polypogon monspeliensis
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Scientific classification
P. monspeliensis
Binomial name
Polypogon monspeliensis

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". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ "Polypogon monspeliensis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 12 October 2015.

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