Agrostis capillaris var. aristata (Parn.) Druce

Fl. Oxford., edn 2, 474 (1927) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Differs from the typical variety in the lemma which has a fine dorsal awn attached at or near the base, usually shortly exceeding the spikelet, and a hairy (cf. glabrous) callus, with a few hairs occasionally present also on the body of the lemma. Awned and unawned spikelets may be found within the same inflorescence. Flowers Nov.–Apr.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *NIS, *OtR, *SnM, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Occurs occasionally throughout the range of the species in Victoria, i.e. widespread in all but the drier north-west, but less common than the typical variety.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1994). Poaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2016-02-29
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Agrostis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Agrostis capillaris var. aristata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Agrostis capillaris var. aristata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present introduced
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present introduced
Otway Ranges present introduced
Victorian Alps present naturalised
Snowy Mountains present introduced