Taxonomy

Dactylis glomerata | Cock's-foot | Garbhfhéar

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Habitat

Meadows,pastures and waste places

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Material held in Oakpark, Teagasc. Living collection in the National Botanic Garden.

Use

Forage crop

Vegetative nature

Herbaceous

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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Further information

Cock's-foot is widely used as a hay grass and for pastures because of its high yields and sugar content, sweeter than most other temperate grasses. In dry areas such as much of Australia, Mediterranean subspecies such as subsp. hispanica are preferred for their greater drought tolerance. In some areas to which it has been introduced, Cock's-foot has become an invasive weed, notably some areas of the eastern United States.

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