Polypogon maritimus Willd. subsp. maritimus

POACEAE Barnhart
Poales Small
Lilianae Takht.
Magnoliidae Novák ex Takht.

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This annual grass with a strictly Mediterranean-Macaronesian distribution is present in Liguria, Tuscany, Lazio, Abruzzo, in all regions of Southern Italy, and in the Islands. It grows on weakly saline, moist soils along the coast. The species is sporadic in the outer belt of the Sardinian temporary ponds. The genus name derives from the Greek 'poly' (a lot) and 'pogon' (beard), referring to the fluffy inflorescence; the species name refers to the maritime habitat. Flowering period: March to May.

Italian name(s): Coda di lepre marittima (Italia), Polypogon marittimo (Italia)

© Hortus Botanicus Catinensis - Herb. sheet 74988

© Hortus Botanicus Catinensis - Herbarium sheet 74988

© Hippolyte Coste - Flore descriptive et illustrée de la France, de la Corse et des contrées limitrophes, 1901-1906 - Public domain - copyright expired

© Hortus Botanicus Catinensis - Herb. sheet 074989

by José Quiles Hoyo - http://www.florasilvestre.es
José Quiles Hoyo