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Alopecurus pratensis

Meadow foxtail, field meadow-foxtail

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusAlopecurus
Speciespratensis

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Alopecurus pratensis (meadow foxtail, field meadow-foxtail)

4/24/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Ayer, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 2½ × 3½" (6.6 × 9.8 cm)

Alopecurus pratensis (meadow foxtail, field meadow-foxtail)

5/21/2021 · Skolfield Shores Preserve, Harpswell, Maine
≈ 2 × 3½" (6.0 × 9.7 cm)

 

Alopecurus pratensis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 7 Oct 2021.

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Alopecurus pratensis (meadow foxtail, field meadow-foxtail)

4/30/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Ayer, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 3 × 3½" (7.9 × 9.7 cm) ID is dubious

Alopecurus pratensis (meadow foxtail, field meadow-foxtail)

4/24/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Ayer, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 2½ × 3½" (6.6 × 9.8 cm)

Alopecurus pratensis (meadow foxtail, field meadow-foxtail)

4/30/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Ayer, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 3 × 4" (7.9 × 10 cm)