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Alopecurus pratensis L.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Ad P-Grass

Roadsides, fields, ditches, disturbed, open edges of lakes, streams, and wetlands. First collected in 1894 in Ingham Co.

A Eurasian species, locally naturalized in North America. Often mistaken at a glance for Phleum pratense; Alopecurus blooms in early to mid-May, fruiting through June, while Phleum does not fully exsert its panicles until mid-June and fruits through July and August.


Alcona County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Bay County
Chippewa County
Crawford County
Genesee County
Ingham County
Iron County
Kalamazoo County
Keweenaw County
    Only on Isle Royale
Lenawee County
Mecosta County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 28, 2023.