Sp. Pl. 62 (1753) APNI
Like A. capillaris but differing in having leafy stolons (with short rhizomes sometimes present), ligule mostly longer than wide (1.5–7 mm) and inflorescence rather dense with branches rarely exceeding 3 cm in length, bearing spikelets below halfway and pedicels scabrous throughout. Flowers Sep.–Feb.
*CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *NIS, *OtP, *OtR, *SnM, *Strz, *VAlp, *VVP, *WaP, *Wim. Naturalised in all States except NT. Indigenous throughout Europe, temperate Asia and North America, widely introduced in cooler temperate countries. Often grown on surfaces requiring a low, close turf (lawns, bowling and golf greens). Naturalized in scattered areas in cooler southern Victoria (e.g. Hawkesdale, Hordern Vale near Cape Otway, Creswick, Lilydale, Walwa, Yarragon and Orbost areas in Gippsland) usually along road verges, but not common.
Sometimes considered capable of hybridising with Polypogon monspeliensis, the product supposedly being an intergeneric hybrid ×Agropogon littoralis. However, there is no evidence (at least in Victoria) that this species is anything other than a normal, true-breeding species, here treated as Polypogon lutosus.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|