Other vernacular name is Windgrass. The distribution is Circumpolar, i.e. it occurs throughout the Northern Temperate Zone.
Apera_spica-venti (Greek, means “Not maimed ear of the wind”) is a herbicide resistant ruderal weed, invading lawns, waste places, grain fields, especially sandy soil habitats.
The attractively arching panicle is a nice addition to summertime wildflower bouquets, in dry stage often used in dry flower arrangements.