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Brown-top bent (Agrostis capillaris)

Potential Distribution

Scientific name:Agrostis capillaris L.

Common name:

Brown-top bent


Not declared noxious in Victoria.


Cool, high-rainfall areas from sea level up to alpine regions, usually on poor acid soil types and in open habitats (Walsh and Entwisle 1994, Weiller
et al 1995). It is a common weed of pastures and roadsides (Weiller et al 1995). Brown-top bent invades dry coastal vegetation, heathland and heathy woodland, lowland grassland and grassy woodland, dry sclerophyll forest and woodland, damp sclerophyll forest, riparian vegetation, freshwater wetland (seasonal), and alpine and subalpine vegetation (Carr et al 1992).

Photo: Brown-top Bent grass
Brown-top bent grass
Photo: Mark Imhof
Photo: Brown-top Bent grass seed heads
Brown-top bent grass seed heads
Photo: Mark Imhof
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