Taxon  Report   11316 
Aira elegans  Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Elegant hair grass
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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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Aira elegans
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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
ICPN + PLANTS: Aira elegantissima
ICPN: Aira pulchella
More information about  Aira elegans
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 19, 2018).

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