Taxonomy

Alopecurus pratensis | Meadow Foxtail | Fiteog léana

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Not protected

Native status

Native

Species Biology

Habitat

Meadows and pastures

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 2020

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Further information

Many forms of this species occur in the wild. Some yield broad, succulent leaves, particualrly those from old native grasslands. These are particularly useful to farmers as they are nutritious and palatable to stock.

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