Calflora
Taxon  Report   154    
Agrostis scabra  Willd.
Rough bentgrass,  Ticklegrass
Agrostis scabra
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Agrostis scabra
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Agrostis scabra
© 2005 Steve Matson
Agrostis scabra, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Agrostis scabra
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Agrostis
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Agrostis hyemalis
PLANTS: Agrostis geminata
PLANTS: Agrostis hyemalis var. geminata
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More information about  Agrostis scabra
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (AGSC5)

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 18, 2018).

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