Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Monocotyledon Literature for Agrostis stolonifera
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Poaceae -- The Grass Family Bibliography
      Agrostis stolonifera

Common name(s): bentgrass, creeping bentgrass, marsh bent, redtop bentgrass
General Information
DistributionNative to Europe, widely naturalized.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Rhizomatous or stoloniferous perennials; culms decumbent, (3-)4-10(-13) dm long.
Sheaths smooth, glabrous, persistent; ligule truncate to obtuse, 1.5-5(-8.5) mm long, erose-ciliolate, often lacerate; blades flat, folded, or involute, relatively wide, 2-5(-6) mm wide when opened, scabrous.
Panicles (7-)10-18(-25) cm long, open, sometimes closing after anthesis, the branches scabrous, verticillate, ascending, floriferous from base; glumes lanceolate, acute, rounded on the back, nerves scabrous, purplish, first glume 2-2.5 mm long, second glume 1.8-2.2(-2.5) mm long; lemma membranous, 1.4-1.8(-2.3) mm long, 3-5-nerved, awnless, callus minutely bearded; palea membranous, translucent, 0.7-1.5 mm long.
Caryopsis pale brown to reddish brown, 0.5-0.8 mm long.
2n = 28-30, 32, 35, 42, 44, 46