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Taxon: Molinia caerulea (L.) Moench

 
Genus: Molinia
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Arundinoideae
Tribe: Molinieae
Nomen number: 24515
Place of publication: Methodus 183. 1794
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-Sep-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Sep-2010
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 7 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • moor grass  (Source: Glea Cron) - English
  • purple moor grass  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • molinie bleue  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • blåtåtel  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Lebanon, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Azerbaijan
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation [Kurgan, Omsk, Tyumen (s.)]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, [Saratov] Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain


    Cultivated

    Northern America
    • United States


    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • Canada (s.e.), United States (n.e. & n.w.)


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  3. Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  4. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  6. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. (Glea Cron)
  7. Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. Flora of Siberia (English translation). 2000- (F Siberia)
  8. Meyer, M. H. 2012. Chapter 3. Ornamental grasses in the United States Hort. Rev. 39:121-151.
  9. Skvortsov, A. K., ed. 2006. Flora of the Lower Volga region. 2006- (F LowVolga) 1:182-183.
  10. Tzvelev, N. N. Zlaki SSSR. 1976 (Grass USSR)

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=24515. Accessed 17 October 2018.