Lagurus ovatus L.

Hares-tail Grass

Sp. Pl. 81 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Culms erect, to 60 cm high, velvety below the nodes and panicle. Leaves grey-green, velvety; blade to 20 cm long and 15 mm wide; ligule hairy, to 3 mm long. Panicle dense, ovoid, 1–7 cm long, 1–2 cm wide; glumes equal, 8–11 mm long, plumose with hairs c. 1 mm long; lemma (to base of central awn) 3–5 mm long, shortly hairy near base only, lateral awns straight, to 10 mm long, dorsal awn flexed below midway, to 20 mm long; palea shortly bilobed, c. equal to lemma, hairy near base. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

*Brid, *CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *LoM, *MonT, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *OtP, *OtR, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *WPro, *Wim. Naturalised in all states except NT. Also in Europe, southern Africa, the Americas, New Zealand. Locally common on coastal sand dunes and sandy soils of drier lowlands.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Lagurus
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Lagurus ovatus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lagurus ovatus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present introduced
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Bridgewater present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Wilsons Promontory present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised
Monaro Tablelands present naturalised

State distribution

Distribution map
State
Western Australia
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
Tasmania