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.