Taxonomy

Agrostis stolonifera | Creeping Bent | Feorainn

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Habitat

Damp meadows, ditches, waste places and rocky seashores

Life cycle

Perennial

Ex-situ conservation

Seed accessions in the National Genebank, Backweston (wild seed collected in 2010). 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 2021

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Further information

Forage, for pasture use. Creeping bent grass re-grows fast after intensive grazing; resistant to trampling and heavy feeding by cattle. It is decorative, used for establishing small recreation areas. It has potential as an erosion-preventing turf cover.

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