Taxon  Report   138 
Agrostis avenacea  Gmelin
Pacific bentgrass
Agrostis avenacea
© 2012 Robert Steers
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Agrostis avenacea
© 2012 Robert Steers
Agrostis avenacea
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Agrostis avenacea, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Agrostis avenacea
© 2001 Joe DiTomaso
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Agrostis
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Agrostis retrofracta
TJM2: Agrostis filiformis
TJM2 + PLANTS: Lachnagrostis filiformis
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 24, 2017).

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