Lagurus L.

Lagurus is a monotypic genus confined to the Mediterranean region. Its single species, Lagurus ovatus, is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental (especially for dried displays). It furthermore occurs as a weed of agricultural fields and sometimes is a reputed invasive species, for instance in Australia (Mabberley 2008).


Mabberley D.J. (2008) Mabberley’s plant-book (3th ed.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: XVIII + 1021 p.

Messeri A. (1942) Studio sistematico e fitogeografico di Lagurus ovatus L. Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital. N.S. 49: 133-204.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith