Shortawn Foxtail (Alopecurus aequalis)

Annual/Perennial
A. fulvus.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Shortawn Foxtail
Alopecurus aequalis
Gramineae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The whole plant is antiphlogistic, depurative and diuretic[147]. It is used in the treatment of oedema, chickenpox and snakebites[147].

  • Edible Use

    Seed – cooked. It can be used whole like millet, but is more usually ground into a flour and used with other cereals in making bread etc. The seed is small and fiddly, it is very much a famine food[177, K].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in situ in April and only just covering it.
See the plants native habitat for ideas on its cultivation needs. This species is a weed of cultivated cereals and can harbour pests common to cultivated crops.
Much of Europe, including Britain, to N. Asia.

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