Calflora
Taxon  Report   145    
Agrostis gigantea  Roth
Creeping bentgras,  Giant bentgrass, Redtop
Agrostis gigantea
© 2011 Barry Breckling
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Agrostis gigantea
© 2005 Steve Matson
Agrostis gigantea, 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 gigantea
© 2011 Barry Breckling
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Agrostis
Communities: escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Agrostis gigantea var. dispar
PLANTS: Agrostis nigra
PLANTS: Agrostis stolonifera ssp. gigantea
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More information about  Agrostis gigantea
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 (AGGI2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 13, 2018).

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