Scientific Name: Agrostis canina
Common Name: velvet bentgrass
Family Name: Poaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Oval - horizontal, Vase
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Golf green
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Linear, Serrulate
Flowers: Spikelet, Red, Brown, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Non-tuft habit; rhizomes present; stolons well developed; culms round in section; leaf vernation rolled, blade about 1mm wide, flat, tapering to a pointed, canoe-shaped tip, prominent veins on the upper side, finely toothed margins; auricles absent; ligule about 1mm long, jagged tip; sheath closed.