Anisantha madritensis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaPoaceaeAnisanthaAnisantha madritensis


An annual of waste land, cultivated ground, roadside banks, walls and ruins; also around docks and on tips, on sand dunes and in other sandy or rocky places near the sea. A. madritensis is long-established (and considered by some to be possibly native) at a few sites in S.W. Britain and the Channel Islands. Otherwise, it is widespread as a casual, especially from wool shoddy. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of the Mediterranean region & S.W. Asia; naturalised in N. & S. America, Australia and elsewhere.

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