Taxon: Alopecurus geniculatus L.

Genus: Alopecurus
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Poeae
Subtribe: Poinae
Nomen number: 2645
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:60. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 06-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Econ Pl Aust)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco

  • Other


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Spain Canary Islands
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Turkey Canakkale
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya; Nepal
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Lithuania ; Moldova ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Faroe Islands ; Finland ; Iceland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Italy ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain
  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States North Dakota, South Dakota
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, California, Utah
    • Subarctic America: Greenland ; United States Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan

  • Naturalized

  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Maryland, Virginia

  • Adventive

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Afghanistan


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