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Last updated 5/9/2020 by David Giblin.
Holcus lanatus L.[FNA24, HC, HC2]
common velvet-grass

Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 1048. 1753.

Origin: Introduced from Europe

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Holcus lanatus grows in disturbed sites, moist waste places, lawns, and pastures, in a wide range of edaphic conditions and at elevations from 0-2300 m. A native of Europe, it was widely distributed in North America by 1800. It is an ancestor of the polyploid complex represented by Holcus mollis."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Nothoholcus lanatus (L.) Nash