Taxon  Report   160 
Agrostis viridis  Gouan  (not an active name)
Bentgrass,  Green bentgrass, Water bent, Waterbent
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Agrostis viridis, 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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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Agrostis
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Habitat: disturbed
Name Status:
ICPN + PLANTS accepted name: Polypogon viridis
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NOTE: Agrostis viridis is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Agrostis viridis
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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 21, 2018).

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