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Holcus lanatus

Basic information
Scientific name Holcus lanatus (No picture)
Common names Common velvetgrass, Yorkshire fog
Higher taxon Poaceae, Poales, Liliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Europe.
Habitat Edge of forest, some kind of farm area, grassland, urban area, vacancy.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost entire Japan. In western Japan, relatively abundant in upland. Range in Japan
Origin
Date At first cultivated in Koishikawa Botanical Garden, Tokyo. Naturalized date is unknown.
Route Deliberate: As a pasture grass
Impact Competition with native plants. Degradation of pasture. Host for insects and fungi. Allergen for hay fever.
Affected organism: Native and pasture plants.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Africa, Asia, Oceania, and North and Latin America.
Reference Notes
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.