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Alopecurus carolinianus
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Alopecurus
Species:
carolinianus

Alopecurus carolinianus is a species of grass known by the common names Carolina foxtail and tufted foxtail.

Distribution

It is native to much of North America, including most of the United States and western Canada. It may be an introduced species in many areas, however. It is most common in moist areas.

Description

This is an annual bunchgrass forming tufts of erect stems up to about half a meter tall. The leaves are 8 to 15 centimeters in maximum length. The inflorescence is dense, cylindrical, and only a few centimeters long. It blooms in yellow to bright orange anthers.

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