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Agrostis stolonifera L.
Marsh Bent; Agrostis palustris Huds; Creeping bentgrass; Redtop; Agrostis maritima; Agrostis palustris

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Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Clavicipitaceae  Claviceps microcephala @ BPI (1)
Entylomataceae  Entyloma dactylidis @ BPI (1)
Glomerellaceae  Colletotrichum graminicola @ 880265B (1)

Colletotrichum lineola @ BPI (1)
Magnaporthaceae  Pyricularia grisea @ BPI (1)
Physodermataceae  Physoderma @ BPI (1)
Pleomassariaceae  Helminthosporium giganteum @ BPI (2)

Helminthosporium stenacrum @ BPI (1)
Polystomellaceae  Dothidella agrostidis @ BPI (2)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia coronata @ BPI (6); 880265A (1)

Puccinia graminis @ BPI (10)

Puccinia @ BPI (1)
Tilletiaceae  Tilletia decipiens @ BPI (1)
Typhulaceae  Sclerotium rhizodes @ BPI (1)
Ustilaginaceae  Ustilago agrostidis-palustris @ BPI (2)

Ustilago striaeformis @ BPI (2)

Ustilago striiformis @ BPI (1)
_  Acremonium typhinum @ BPI (1)

Darluca genistalis @ BPI (3)

Dilophospora alopecuri @ BPI (1)

Epichloe typhina @ BPI (1)

Hadrotrichum virescens @ BPI (2)

Mastigosporium calvum @ BPI (2)

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Agrostis stolonifera L.
creeping bentgrass

Image of Agrostis stolonifera

General Information
Symbol: AGST2
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : AK   I
GL   I
HI   I
L48   I
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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©J.S. Peterson. USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center (NPDC). Usage Requirements .

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . Turkey, Alma Alta. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 1: 203. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States . USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950. Usage Requirements .

Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States . USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950. Usage Requirements .

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team . Usage Requirements .



Symbol Scientific Name
AGALP Agrostis alba L. var. palustris (Huds.) Pers.
AGALS Agrostis alba L. var. stolonifera (L.) Sm.
AGMA10 Agrostis maritima Lam.
AGPA17 Agrostis palustris Huds.
AGSTC Agrostis stolonifera L. var. compacta Hartm.
AGSTP Agrostis stolonifera L. var. palustris (Huds.) Farw.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae ⁄ Gramineae – Grass family
Genus Agrostis L. – bentgrass
Species Agrostis stolonifera L. – creeping bentgrass

Subordinate Taxa

This plant has no children

Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Agrostis stolonifera creeping bentgrass redtop redtop bent seaside bentgrass This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West . Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

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Hawaii FACU
North America
Alaska FAC
Arid West FACW
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains FACW
Midwest FACW
Northcentral & Northeast FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC

Related Links

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ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (AGST2)
CalPhotos (AGST2)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (AGALP)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (AGALS)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (AGMA10)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (AGPA17)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (AGST2)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (AGSTC)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (AGSTP)
Jepson Interchange (University of California - Berkeley) (AGST2)
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Information Network (AGST2)
The Grass Manual on the Web - Treatment (AGST2)
The Grass Manual on the Web - Map (AGST2)
USDA Forest Service Fire Effects Information System (AGST2)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (AGST2)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (AGST2)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (AGST2)
Related Websites
University of Maryland: Perennial Grass Weeds and Their Control in Turf (AGST2)
WV-Identification of Common Grasses (line drawings of collar area) (AGPA17)



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