Compare these species with ones in the genus Phleum. Alopecurus has unawned glumes, awned lemmas, and appressed-ascending spikelets. Phleum, on the other hand, has awned glumes, unawned lemmas, and spikelets that are mostly spreading to reflexed. Reference: Crins (2007).
This Genus’s Species in New England:
- Alopecurus aequalis
- Alopecurus carolinianus
- Alopecurus geniculatus
- Alopecurus myosuroides
- Alopecurus pratensis
Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key