Is it a native?

Quicksilver Hair Grass - introduced (*Aira cupaniana)

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Quicksilver Hair Grass is native to Europe and Asia. Annual. C3.

Other name: Silvery Hair-grass.

Family. Poaceae (Grass family).


Silvery Hair-grass is widepread and common.

Aira: early name for a species of Rye Grass. cupaniana: honouring Francesco Cupani (1657-1780), an Italian botanist, cleric and physician.

All: Quicksilver Hair-grass. The flower stalks are mostly less tha twice the spiklelet length and the spikelets have a single awn. There is a small swelling at the spikelet base.