Alopecurus arundinaceus, Alopecurus ventricosus,
Reed Foxtail, Creeping Foxtail, Creeping Meadow Foxtail,
Hebrew: זנב-שועל ביצתי, Arabic: الثعلبية القصبية
|| ||Alopecurus arundinaceus Poir.|
|| ||Alopecurus ventricosus Pers.|
|| ||Reed Foxtail, Creeping Foxtail, Creeping Meadow Foxtail |
|| ||זנב-שועל ביצתי|
|| ||الثعلبية القصبية|
|| || Graminea (Poaceae), Grass Family, משפחת הדגניים|
|| || Hemicryptophyte|
|| ||culms 30-110 cm high, erect, not rooting from the nodes|
|| ||Alternate, entire|
|| ||Panicle 2-9 cm long, 8-13 mm wide, broadly cylindrical. Spikelets 4-6 mm long; glumes acute, slightly to markedly divergent at the tips, connate for a quarter their length, wingless, the keel and nerves covered with silky hairs up to 2 mm long; lemma usually longer than the glumes, sometimes ± equalling them, slightly to markedly obliquely truncate, the margins connate for a third their length; awn exceeding the tip of the lemma by up to 5 mm, but ,often included in the glumes; anthers 2-3.5 mm long|
|| ||Fruit - caryopsis, Caryopsis ellipsoid, longitudinally grooved, hilum long-linear|
|| ||March, April|
|| ||Humid ground, riverbanks|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon|
|Chorotype, טיפוס התפוצה:
|| ||Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Alopecurus, Greek αλωπεκουροϛ, alopecuros a fox's tail.
arundinaceus, Arundo, read, cane; things made from reeds or shaped like a reed; resembling a reed.
- The standard author abbreviation Poir. is used to indicate Jean Louis Marie Poiret (1755 – 1834), a French clergyman, botanist and explorer.
- The standard author abbreviation Pers. is used to indicate Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761 – 1836), a mycologist, born in South Africa, who donated his herbarium to the House of Orange, in return for an adequate pension for life.