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Polypogon monspeliensis (L.) Desf.

Synonyms

Agrostis alopecuroides, Agrostis panicea, Agrostis tenuissima, Agrostis triaristata, Alopecurus aristatus, Alopecurus monspeliensis, Milium paniceum, Panicum aristatum, Panicum tenuissimum, Phalaris aristata, Phalaris crinita, Phalaris cristata, Phleum crinitum, Phleum monspeliense, Polypogon alopecurus, Polypogon crinitus, Polypogon flavescens, Polypogon intermedius, Polypogon maritimus, Polypogon melillensis, Polypogon nepalensis, Polypogon paniceus, Polypogon polysetus, Polypogon zeylanicus, Santia monspeliensis, Santia plumosa, Vilfa alopecuroides

Common names

Annual beard grass, annual rabbitsfoot grass, Waghal

Extract from Wikipedia article

Polypogon monspeliensis, commonly known as annual beard-grass or annual rabbitsfoot grass, is a species of grass. It is native to southern Europe, but it can be found today throughout the world as an introduced species and sometimes a noxious weed. It is an annual grass growing to heights between 5 centimeters and one meter. The soft, fluffy inflorescence is a dense, greenish, plumelike panicle, sometimes divided into lobes. The spikelets have long, thin, whitish awns, which give the inflorescence its texture.

Annual rabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) near Ras Laffan. Qatar, March 7, 2014
LinkAnnual rabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) near Ras Laffan. Qatar, March 7, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Ad-Daẖirah, Qatar
Rabbit-foot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) taken from area near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, February 14, 2015
LinkRabbit-foot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) taken from area near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, February 14, 2015
Rabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
LinkRabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
Back lit rabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
LinkBack lit rabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
Spikes of rabbitsfoot (Polypogon monspeliensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
LinkSpikes of rabbitsfoot (Polypogon monspeliensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
Rabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis)(?) taken from eastern Al Jood Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 7, 2015
LinkRabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis)(?) taken from eastern Al Jood Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 7, 2015
Close up of rabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis)(?) taken from eastern Al Jood Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 7, 2015
LinkClose up of rabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis)(?) taken from eastern Al Jood Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 7, 2015
Spikelet of rabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis)(?) taken from eastern Al Jood Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 7, 2015
LinkSpikelet of rabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis)(?) taken from eastern Al Jood Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 7, 2015
Spike of Rabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 26, 2016
LinkSpike of Rabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 26, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Rabbit-foot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) near a desert spring of Qulmat Al Maszhabiya in Al Mashabiya Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkRabbit-foot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) near a desert spring of Qulmat Al Maszhabiya in Al Mashabiya Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
Location on mapsBu Samra Rd, Qatar
Masses of rabbit-foot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) near a desert spring of Qulmat Al Maszhabiya in Al Mashabiya Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkMasses of rabbit-foot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) near a desert spring of Qulmat Al Maszhabiya in Al Mashabiya Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
Location on mapsBu Samra Rd, Qatar
Field of rabbit-foot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) in a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, March 19, 2016
LinkField of rabbit-foot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) in a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, March 19, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Rabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) on roadside in Al Ameria near a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, April 15, 2016
LinkRabbitsfoot grass (Polypogon monspeliensis) on roadside in Al Ameria near a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, April 15, 2016
Location on mapsشارع العامرية، Al Ameria, Qatar

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