Northern Bentgrass

Agrostis mertensii

General Status Rank: 
Secure
ELCODE: 
PMPOA040T0
Common Name: 
Northern Bentgrass
Scientific Name: 
Agrostis mertensii
Synonyms: 
Agrostis borealis
Naming References: 
Taxonomy
Group: 
Vascular Plant
Kingdom: 
Plantae
Phylum: 
Magnoliophyta
Class: 
Monocotyledoneae
Order: 
Poales
Family: 
Poaceae
References: 
General Biology
Canada Known Subspecies Count: 
0

Longevity

Perennial
References: 
Reproduction Frequency Per Year: 
0
Habitat
Dry rocky and turfy places on acid rocks. Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve record from sandy beach, inside bank of Snowdrift River, dry/wet habitat. Growing in association with Salix species and Poaceae species.
References: 
Distribution

Ecozones

Arctic Cordillera, Northern Arctic, Southern Arctic, Taiga Cordillera, Taiga Plains, Taiga Shield, Boreal Cordillera, Boreal Plains
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Distribution

61% of the NWT.
Score: 
G = 2
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Number of Occurrences

13 (B003); DAO-11; CAN-0 Canadian Museum of Nature records=CAN; Agriculture Canada, Ottawa = DAO; some duplication of records likely exists (H151). New record from Thaidene Nene National Park Reserve, Snowdrift River, 7km south of Magpie Lake on 25 July 2023; moderately common at site.
Score: 
B = 6
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Area of Occupancy

Score: 
-
Threats

Threats

Score: 
C = M

Intrinsic Vulnerability

Score: 
-
General Status Rank
Rank: 
Secure
Status Rank Description: 
Widespread distribution with small number of occurrences and within many ecozones (H151).
S Rank: 
S4
Decision Process Description: 
Drafted as not entered by S. Carriere. Secure by E. Haber in 2003 (H151). Reviewed in 2010, no change. Reviewed in 2015 by Marilyn Anions, no change.
Last Updated: 
February 21, 2024

References

Ecozones

  • Porsild AE, and Cody WJ (1980) Vascular Plants of Continental Northwest Territories, Canada. National Museums of Canada RWED Library Call #QK203.N7P6http://ia601004.us.archive.org/22/items/vascularplantsof00pors/vascularplantsof00pors.pdf - B003 Return
  • Erich Haber (2004) Personal Communication - email to S. Carriere on 30/03/2004 on subset 2 vascular plants (grass and sedge).. Carriere office email archive (printed version in GSR binder) - H151 Return

Habitat

  • Porsild AE, and Cody WJ (1980) Vascular Plants of Continental Northwest Territories, Canada. National Museums of Canada RWED Library Call #QK203.N7P6http://ia601004.us.archive.org/22/items/vascularplantsof00pors/vascularplantsof00pors.pdf - B003 Return

Longevity

  • Porsild AE, and Cody WJ (1980) Vascular Plants of Continental Northwest Territories, Canada. National Museums of Canada RWED Library Call #QK203.N7P6http://ia601004.us.archive.org/22/items/vascularplantsof00pors/vascularplantsof00pors.pdf - B003 Return

Naming

  • Porsild AE, and Cody WJ (1980) Vascular Plants of Continental Northwest Territories, Canada. National Museums of Canada RWED Library Call #QK203.N7P6http://ia601004.us.archive.org/22/items/vascularplantsof00pors/vascularplantsof00pors.pdf - B003 Return

NWT Known Subspecies

Erich Haber (2004) Personal Communication - email to S. Carriere on 30/03/2004 on subset 2 vascular plants (grass and sedge).. Carriere office email archive (printed version in GSR binder) - H151 Return

Number of Occurrences

  • Porsild AE, and Cody WJ (1980) Vascular Plants of Continental Northwest Territories, Canada. National Museums of Canada RWED Library Call #QK203.N7P6http://ia601004.us.archive.org/22/items/vascularplantsof00pors/vascularplantsof00pors.pdf - B003 Return
  • Erich Haber (2004) Personal Communication - email to S. Carriere on 30/03/2004 on subset 2 vascular plants (grass and sedge).. Carriere office email archive (printed version in GSR binder) - H151 Return

Range Extent

  • Porsild AE, and Cody WJ (1980) Vascular Plants of Continental Northwest Territories, Canada. National Museums of Canada RWED Library Call #QK203.N7P6http://ia601004.us.archive.org/22/items/vascularplantsof00pors/vascularplantsof00pors.pdf - B003 Return

Taxonomy

  • McJannet CL, Argus GW and Cody WJ (1995) Rare Vascular Plants in the Northwest Territories. Canadian Museum of Nature Syllogeus 73:1-104. RWED Library Call #QK86.C3M3 - B036 Return