1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Nardus L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Azores, NW. Africa, Europe to Mongolia and Turkey, Greenland to NE. U.S.A.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms erect; 25-60 cm long; wiry. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform; coriaceous; stiff.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; unilateral. Rhachis semiterete; terminating in a barren extension; extension bristle-like. Spikelet packing abaxial; 2 -rowed. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 5-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 5-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes one the upper absent or obscure; persistent. Lower glume ovate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; coriaceous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein scaberulous. Lemma lateral veins prominent. Lemma surface scaberulous. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Palea 0.9 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea surface pubescent.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 3. Stigmas 1; papillose.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform. Embryo 0.15 length of caryopsis. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    Europe, or Africa, or Temperate Asia, or Australasia, or North America, or South America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azores, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, Finland, France, Føroyar, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Masachusettes, Michigan, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Poland, Portugal, Québec, Romania, Sicilia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Vermont, West Siberia, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Chatham Is., Costa Rica, Idaho, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Oregon, South Georgia, Tasmania

    Nardus L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 53 (1753)

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0