Taxon  Report   11634 
Elymus caput-medusae  L.
Medusa head

Elymus caput-medusae
© 2011 Steve Matson
Elymus caput-medusae, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Elymus caput-medusae
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
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Accepted by TJM2
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TJM2: Taeniatherum asperum
TJM2: Taeniatherum caput-medusae
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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 01, 2015).

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