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Scientific Name: Agrostis stolonifera
Pronunciation: ag-ROSS-tiss stoe-lun-IFF-ur-uh
Common Name: creeping bentgrass
Family Name: Poaceae
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like)
Key ID Features: Leaf vernation rolled, blades 1.5-2.5 mm, soft, flat, tapering, stiff, adpressed, pointed, canoe-shaped tips, prominent veins on the upper sides of leaf blades finely toothed margins… auricles absent…ligule white, 1-3 mm…rhizomes present…stolons thin, long, near ground surface… culms round in section with closed sheath…thatchy, dense, non-tuft habit in lawns.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Arching
Form: Vase
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Golf green, Green roof technology
Additional Info: Google
creeping bentgrass
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Serrulate
Inflorescence Type: Spikelet
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Brown, Red
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug
Fruit Type: Grain (caryopsis)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: awns usually absent; lemma 1.7-2mm, keeled on back, 5-nerved; 14 000 grains per gram

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes, Runners (or stolons)

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