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Encyclopedia > Bentgrass
?Bentgrass
Agrostis tenuis
Agrostis tenuis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Agrostis
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Species

See text. Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms (as opposed to folk taxonomy). ... Divisions Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular plants (bryophytes) Marchantiophyta - liverworts Anthocerotophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses Vascular plants (tracheophytes) Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongues Seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering plants Adiantum pedatum (a fern... Classes Magnoliopsida- Dicots Liliopsida- Monocots The flowering plants (also called angiosperms) are a major group of land plants. ... Liliopsida is the botanical name for a class. ... families see text Poales is a botanical name at the rank of order. ... Subfamilies There are 7 subfamilies: Subfamily Arundinoideae Subfamily Bambusoideae Subfamily Centothecoideae Subfamily Chloridoideae Subfamily Panicoideae Subfamily Pooideae Subfamily Stipoideae The true grasses are monocotyledonous plants (Class Liliopsida) in the Family Poaceae, also known as Gramineae. ... Carolus Linnaeus Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as , (May 23, 1707 – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist[1] who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. ...

Agrostis (Bent or Bentgrass) is a genus of over 100 species belonging to the grass family Poaceae. Subfamilies There are 7 subfamilies: Subfamily Arundinoideae Subfamily Bambusoideae Subfamily Centothecoideae Subfamily Chloridoideae Subfamily Panicoideae Subfamily Pooideae Subfamily Stipoideae The true grasses are monocotyledonous plants (Class Liliopsida) in the Family Poaceae, also known as Gramineae. ...

Selected species
  • Agrostis canina (Velvet Bent)
  • Agrostis capillaris (Common Bent) - also called browntop
  • Agrostis clavata (Northern Bent)
  • Agrostis curtisii (Bristle Bent)
  • Agrostis gigantea (Black Bent) - also called the redtop or redtop grass
  • Agrostis castellana (Highland Bent)
  • Agrostis mertensii (Arctic Bent)
  • Agrostis scabra (Tickle Bent)
  • Agrostis stolonifera (Creeping Bent; syn. A. palustris)
  • Agrostis vineale (Brown Bent)

In scientific classification, synonymy is the existence of multiple systematic names to label the same organism. ...

Uses

Some species of bents are commonly used for lawn grass. This is a desirable grass for golf course tees, fairways and greens. A typical lawn A lawn sprinkler A lawn is an area of land planted with grass and sometimes clover and other plants, which are maintained at an even low height. ... Golfer after swing. ...


Bentgrass is used in turf applications for its numerous advantages: it can be mowed to a very short length without damage, it can handle a great amount of foot traffic, it has a shallow root system that is thick and dense allowing it to be seeded and grow rather easily, and it has a pleasing, deep green appearance.


One bentgrass species used for turf, Creeping Bentgrass (Agrostis palustris) is the one most commonly used on golf courses especially on their greens. Creeping Bentgrass grows in a thick dense mat with a vigorous growth rate. The leafy aboveground portions sprout each spring from the rhizome (underground horizontal stem) that are protected from the winter. These rhizomes can branch prolifically and each branch may produce many more leaves. With this type of growth pattern the grass can colonize a large area rather quickly. The leaves of the bentgrass are long and slender.


Colonial Bentgrass (Agrostis tenuis) was brought to America from Europe. This was the type of grass that was used on the lawns of most estates. It is the tallest of the bents with very fine texture and like most bent grasses grows very dense. Although this bent grass has been used on golf courses and sporting fields it is better suited for lawns.


Colonial Bentgrass is fairly easy to grow from seeds and fertilization of the lawn is not as intense. This grass also takes longer to establish than the Creeping variety. However it does not require the intense maintenance.


Velvet Bentgrass (Agrostis canina L.) gets it name for the velvet appearance that this grass produces. It has the finest texture of all the bent grasses. This grass was used in Europe for estate lawns and golf courses because it could be cut so short. This bent grass does require more upkeep and maintenance that the Creeping variety and because of this has been overlooked as a practical turf for current golf courses. This variety also has a lighter color than the two other varieties.


External links

  • http://www.bentgrasses.com/

 
 

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