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Briza maxima

Basic information
Scientific name Briza maxima

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Common names Big quaking grass, Nodding-isabel
Higher taxon Poaceae, Poales, Liliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Europe.
Habitat Natural beach, crop field, grassland, urban area, vacancy.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Kanto District to western Japan. There are records on occurrence in Akita Pref. Range in Japan
Date Around 1860s-1880s. The first report was in 1884.
Route Deliberate: as ornamental plant
Impact Competition with native and crop species
Affected organism: Native and crop plants.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Temperate region in Asia, Africa, Oceania, North and Latin America.
Reference Notes
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Kusanagi, M (2012, personal communication, on occurrence in Akita Pref.)
  • etc.