Agrostis perennans

Harms, Bill. “Upland Bentgrass.” Maryland Biodiversity Project

Common Name(s) Upland Bentgrass, Autumn Bentgrass
Scientific Name Agrostis perennans
Family Poaceae
Location/Vegetative Zone Dunes
Flowering Period July-October
Identifying Characteristics Flowers arranged in spikelets


  • Grows up to 3.5 ft

  • Leaves:
    • Alternating small stem
  • Short life span
  • Slow spreading
  • Flowers are green
  • Moderate growth rate
  • Other uses:
    • Prevents soil erosion
    • Used as forage


  • Important type of grass on golf greens
  • Occasionally used as turf

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