Calflora
Taxon  Report   11634 
Elymus caput-medusae  L.
Medusa head
Elymus caput-medusae
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Elymus caput-medusae
© 2011 Steve Matson
Elymus caput-medusae
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
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. Cal-IPC rating: High

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Elymus caput-medusae
© 2011 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
Communities:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Taeniatherum caput-medusae
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Taeniatherum asperum
ICPN: Taeniatherum caput-medusae
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Jepson eFlora

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USDA PLANTS Profile (TACA8)

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 23, 2018).

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