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Habit: Annual, perennial herb, cespitose or from stolons. Stem: decumbent to erect, 1--8 dm; nodes visible, brown. Leaf: ligule 1--6 mm, membranous, truncate to acute, generally scabrous; blade flat, glabrous or scabrous. Inflorescence: panicle-like, generally cylindric, dense; branches short. Spikelet: +- laterally compressed, breaking below glumes, falling as 1 unit; glumes +- equal, generally = spikelet, membranous, generally keeled, keel and lateral veins generally stiff- or appressed-hairy, margins free or fused near base, tip obtuse, acute, or short-awned, 3-veined; floret 1; lemma membranous, margins keeled, sometimes fused near base, truncate to acute, 3--5-veined, awned on back below middle, awn straight or abruptly bent generally at lemma tip; palea generally 0; anthers 0.5--4 mm. Fruit: glabrous.
Species In Genus: 36 species: temperate North America, Eurasia. Etymology: (Greek: fox tail)
eFlora Treatment Author: William J. Crins
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to AlopecurusPrevious taxon: Aira praecox
Next taxon: Alopecurus aequalis
Citation for this treatment: William J. Crins 2017. Alopecurus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=10114, accessed on April 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 24, 2017.