Taxon: Agrostis gigantea Roth

Genus: Agrostis
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Pooideae
      Tribe: Poeae
        Subtribe: Agrostidinae
Nomen number: 2027
Place of publication: Tent. fl. Germ. 1:31. 1788
Name Verified on: 01-Feb-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 209 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Environmental: lawn/turf (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Environmental: revegetator (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury, as Agrostis alba)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China - Anhui, - Gansu, - Hebei, - Heilongjiang, - Henan, - Hubei, - Jiangsu, - Jiangxi, - Jilin, - Liaoning, - Nei Monggol, - Ningxia, - Qinghai, - Shaanxi, - Shandong, - Shanxi, - Sichuan, - Xinjiang, - Xizang, - Yunnan, - Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Korea
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Khabarovsk, - Primorye, - Amur, - Kamchatka, - Magadan, - Sakhalin
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Altay, - Buryatia, - Chita, - Gorno-Altay, - Irkutsk, - Kemerovo, - Krasnoyarsk, - Kurgan, - Novosibirsk, - Omsk, - Tomsk, - Tuva, - Tyumen, - Yakutia-Sakha
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Italy; Romania; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Chile

  • Cultivated:

  • Europe

    • : Europe; United States
  • Northern America

    • : Europe; United States


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