Alopecurus myosuroides Huds.

Slender meadow foxtail

source: Kurt Stüber (2004), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)
source: Kurt Stüber (2004), Wikimedia Commons (GFDL license)


GrinTax Alopecurus myosuroides Huds.
The Plant list Alopecurus myosuroides Huds.
English name Slender meadow foxtail

Crop relationship
Foxtail grass same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized before 1500
Trend since 1950 decreasing (25-50%)
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe SW-Europe
Asia SW-Asia
Africa -
North-America naturalized
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, July 2017
Distribution data GBIF, July 2017

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information