Agrostis stolonifera L.
Common Name: CREEPING BENT
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Ad P-Grass

Shores and marshy places, trails, and disturbed ground. At least in part introduced from Eurasia. Often found in quite natural settings and possibly partly native, though not collected in Michigan until 1877, in Wayne Co.

The panicle is short, up to 10 or occasionally 12 cm long, and its branches are ± contracted, at least after flowering. See also discussion under A. gigantea. On sandy or muddy shores, plants often produce conspicuous leafy stolons snaking over the ground.

Locations

Alcona County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Barry County
Benzie County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Emmet County
Genesee County
Houghton County
Iosco County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Leelanau County
    Only on Fox Islands
Lenawee County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Marquette County
Midland County
Monroe County
Ottawa County
Schoolcraft County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1998.