Alopecurus aequalis var. aequalis

Common names: Shortawn foxtail Vulpin a courtes aretes
Synonyms: Alopecurus aequalis var. natans
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 24. Treatment on page 784.
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Illustrator: Cindy Roché

Copyright: Utah State University

Culms 9-75 cm. Blades 1-5 (8) mm wide. Panicles 1-9 mm long, 3-6 mm wide. Spikelets usually not purplish-tinged; glumes 1.8-3 mm; awns not exceeding the lemmas or exceeding them by less than 1 mm; anthers 0.5-0.9 mm.

Distribution

Minn., Wash., Del., Wis., Ariz., Calif., Conn., Ill., Ind., Kans., Ky., Mass., Md., Maine, Mich., Mo., Mont., N.Dak., Nebr., N.Y., Oreg., Pa., S.Dak., Tenn., Utah, Va., Wyo., Alta., B.C., Greenland, Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labr., N.S., N.W.T., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Yukon, N.H., N.J., N.Mex., Nev., Colo., Alaska, Vt., Iowa, Idaho, Ohio

Discussion

Alopecurus aequalis var. aequalis is the widespread variety in the Flora region. It is listed as threatened in the state of Connecticut.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"decumbent" is not a number.

membranous +  and scarious +
usually pale +  and deep yellow or orange +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.09 cm0.9 mm <br />9.0e-4 m <br />) +
purplish +  and pale green +
straight +
1/3 (?) +  and 1/2 (?) +
William J. Crins +
Sobol. +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
straight +
basal +  and terminal +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
midlength +
swelling +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
not evident +
scabrous +  and glabrous +
involute +  and flat +
1mm;5mm +
spikelike +
Shortawn foxtail +  and Vulpin a courtes aretes +
not branching +
solitary +  and clumped +
decumbent +  and erect +
9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br /> (75 cm750 mm <br />0.75 m <br />) +
not woody +
Minn. +, Wash. +, Del. +, Wis. +, Ariz. +, Calif. +, Conn. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Kans. +, Ky. +, Mass. +, Md. +, Maine +, Mich. +, Mo. +, Mont. +, N.Dak. +, Nebr. +, N.Y. +, Oreg. +, Pa. +, S.Dak. +, Tenn. +, Utah +, Va. +, Wyo. +, Alta. +, B.C. +, Greenland +, Man. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. +, N.S. +, N.W.T. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Yukon +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Mex. +, Nev. +, Colo. +, Alaska +, Vt. +, Iowa +, Idaho +  and Ohio +
1/4 +  and 1/3 +
liquid +, soft +  and hard +
capillary +
pistillate +  and staminate +
sometimes longer +
sterile +  and bisexual +
compressed +
reduced +
shorter or longer +
unequal +
0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
membranous +
exceeding the florets +  and equaling +
narrowing +
uncinate +
capitate +  and cylindrical +
1-7(9)-veined +
lanceolate +  and ovate +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
membranous +
glabrous +  and puberulent +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br />) +
membranous +
inconspicuous +
lanceolate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
concealed +  and prominent +
2 +  and 1 +
well-developed +
2-keeled +
reduced +
1mm +  and 9mm +
spikelike +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
dry +  and fleshy +
not prolonged +
purplish-tinged +
1 +  and 60 +
oval +  and compressed +
0.18 cm1.8 mm <br />0.0018 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
simple +  and compound +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
Alopecurus aequalis var. natans +
Alopecurus aequalis var. aequalis +
Alopecurus aequalis +
variety +
membranous +
not inflated +
parallel +  and converging +
plant +  and cespitose +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +