Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Agrostis capillaris L.
Common name(s): colonial bentgrass, Rhode Island bentgrass, common bent, browntop
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-leaf blade width 1-5 mm
-proximal blades 3–10 cm and flat
-flowers July- September
-native to Europe
Go Botany. “Agrostis Capillaris L.” Agrostis Capillaris (Colonial Bentgrass, Rhode Island Bentgrass): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/agrostis/capillaris/.
Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2021, Jepson eFlora, https://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on January 20, 2021.
Eric T. Doucette, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor of Biology, MA College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA (updated Feb 2018)