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Agrostis perennans - (Walter.)Tuckerm.
                 
Common Name Upland Bent, Upland bentgrass
Family Poaceae or Gramineae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Open woods, thickets, rocky banks and dryish open soil[43].
Range Eastern N. America - Quebec to Minnesota and south to Florida and Texas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Agrostis perennans Upland Bent, Upland bentgrass


Agrostis perennans Upland Bent, Upland bentgrass
   
Physical Characteristics
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Agrostis perennans is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Seed.
Edible Uses:

Seed[161, 177]. No further details are given, though it is probably used as a cereal[K]. The seed is very small, its collection and utilization would be very fiddly[K].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have very little information on the needs of this plant, and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. Judging by its native range, however, it is likely to succeed in most areas of this country. Growing in a variety of habitats in the wild, though usually in dry soils, it is likely to be quite adaptable here so long as the ground is well-drained[K]. This is a very variable plant in the wild, it is erect and rather stout when growing in dry open ground, but weak with a lax panicle when growing in the shade[236].
Propagation
Seed - sow outdoors in a seedbed in spring and only just cover the seed[133]. It usually germinates in 2 - 3 weeks so long as the soil does not dry out.
Other Names
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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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