Taxon  Report   162 
Aira caryophyllea  L.
Shiver Grass,  Silvery Hairgrass, silver hairgrass

Aira caryophyllea
© 2009 Keir Morse
Aira caryophyllea
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Aira caryophyllea
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Aira caryophyllea, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Aira caryophyllea
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Aira
Subspecies and Varieties:
(many plant communities)
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 10, 2015).

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