Calflora
Taxon  Report   140    
Agrostis capillaris  L.
Colonial bentgrass
Agrostis capillaris
© 2005 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Agrostis capillaris
© 2005 Steve Matson
Agrostis capillaris
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Agrostis capillaris, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Agrostis capillaris
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Agrostis
Communities: escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Agrostis sylvatica
PLANTS: Agrostis tenuis var. aristata
PLANTS: Agrostis tenuis var. hispida
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More information about  Agrostis capillaris
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (AGCA5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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