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Alopecurus geniculatus L.
Marsh Foxtail; Marsh Fox-tail; Water Foxtail; Floating Foxtail; Knee-joined fox-tail grass; The Water Foxtail; Alopecurus australis Nees

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Alopecurus geniculatus
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Alopecurus geniculatus

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Alopecurus geniculatus
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Alopecurus geniculatus
Alopecurus geniculatus
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Alopecurus geniculatus

Alopecurus geniculatus
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Alopecurus geniculatus
Alopecurus geniculatus
© Copyright Malcolm Storey 2011-2118 · 3
Alopecurus geniculatus

Alopecurus geniculatus
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Alopecurus geniculatus

Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Clavicipitaceae  Claviceps purpurea @ BPI (1)
Entylomataceae  Entyloma alopecuri @ BPI (1)

Entyloma maculatum @ BPI (3)

Entyloma speciosum @ BPI (2)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia graminis @ BPI (2)

Uromyces alopecuri @ BPI (1)

Uromyces dactylidis @ BPI (18)
Tilletiaceae  Tilletia corona @ BPI (1)
Ustilaginaceae  Ustilago striiformis @ BPI (1)
_  Epichloe typhina @ BPI (1)

Scolicotrichum graminis @ BPI (13)

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Alopecurus geniculatus L.
water foxtail

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General Information
Symbol: ALGE2
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : AK   I
GL   I
L48   I
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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: 192. 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 .

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




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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 Alopecurus L. – foxtail
Species Alopecurus geniculatus L. – water foxtail

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 1 subspecies of Alopecurus geniculatus . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Alopecurus geniculatus</i>
L. var. <i>
geniculatus </i>
Alopecurus geniculatus var. geniculatus
water foxtail

Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

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

Related Links

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ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (ALGE2)
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ALGE2)
Jepson Interchange (University of California - Berkeley) (ALGE2)
The Grass Manual on the Web - Treatment (ALGE2)
The Grass Manual on the Web - Map (ALGE2)
University of Tennessee Herbarium (Distribution) (ALGE2)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (ALGE2)



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