Taxon  Report   154 
Agrostis scabra  Willd.
Rough bentgrass,  Ticklegrass
Agrostis scabra
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
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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
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 + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Agrostis hyemalis
PLANTS: Agrostis geminata
PLANTS: Agrostis hyemalis var. geminata
PLANTS: Agrostis hyemalis var. scabra
PLANTS: Agrostis hyemalis var. tenuis
PLANTS: Agrostis scabra ssp. septentrionalis
PLANTS: Agrostis scabra var. septentrionalis
ICPN + PLANTS: Agrostis scabra var. geminata
ICPN: Agrostis scabra var. scabra
More information about  Agrostis scabra
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This plant is available commercially.
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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:   (Accessed: Sep 19, 2018).

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