common velvetgrass USDA PLANTS Symbol: HOLA
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Grass or Grasslike
Holcus lanatus L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Liliopsida: Cyperales: Poaceae
Synonym(s): velvetgrass, Yorkshire fog
Native Range: Europe (BAIL);

Identification, Biology, Control and Management Resources

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Plant(s); Habit
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Habitat;
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); Habit
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); plant.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Stem(s); collar and sheath.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); Inflorescence
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); inflorescences, typically closed prior to flowering.
Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Barry Rice, sarracenia.com, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); Habit
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); Lot's o inflorescences
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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Spikelet(s); Spikelet in lateral view. Note the purple coloring over the glume veins as well as the short awn on the upper glume (top).
D. Walters and C. Southwick, USDA, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Colonial National Historical Park (Virginia)
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)
Shenandoah National Park (Virginia)
Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)



Invasive Listing Sources:
California Invasive Plant Council
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Faith Campbell, 1998
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
Native Plant Society of Oregon, 2008
Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998
University of Hawaii, Botany Department, Hawaiian Alien Plant Studies, 1998
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2009