Common Velvetgrass

(Holcus lanatus)

Common Velvetgrass

Leaves Ligule Flowers
common velvetgrass leaf velvetgrass ligule velvetgrass flower

Growing habits: Erect or prostrate, tufted or clump-forming warm-season perennial

Root anatomy: Fibrous roots

Leaf anatomy: Light green to gray-green, soft trichomes, dense & velvety, membranous ligule with small trichome fringe

Reproduction: Dense, erect panicle inflorescence, ascending branches, soft pubescence, compressed spikelets, grayish with purple tinge

References: Weeds of the South by Charles T. Bryson and Michael S. DeFelice