Taxon  Report   11316 
Aira elegans  Roem. & Schult.
Elegant hair grass
Aira elegans, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Aira
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Aira capillaris
PLANTS: Aira caryophyllea var. capillaris
PLANTS: Aira elegans ssp. ambigua
PLANTS: Aspris capillaris
TJM2 + PLANTS: Aira elegantissima
More information about  Aira elegans
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (AIEL4)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 07, 2016).

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