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Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains

63. Poaceae, the Grass Family

3. Alopecurus L. -- Foxtail

4. Alopecurus geniculatus L. -- Water foxtail


Much like A. aequalis, differing mainly as follows: Spikelike panicle 3-7 cm long, 4-6 mm thick. Glumes 2-3 mm long; awn from back of lemma exserted 2-3 mm beyond the glume tips; anthers 0.8-1.5 mm long. Jun--Sep. Same habitats as A. aequalis; uncommon and scattered; (Newf. to Sask. and B.C., s to VA, PA, MI, WI, OK, CO, AZ and CA).
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