Taxon  Report   2929 
Elymus californicus  (Bol. ex Thurb.) Gould
California bottle brush grass,  California bottle grass, California bottlebrush grass
Elymus californicus
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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Elymus californicus
© 2002 Brad Kelley
Elymus californicus
© 2002 Brad Kelley
Elymus californicus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
formerly Hystrix californica
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Elymus californicus
© 2002 Brad Kelley
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Elymus
North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland
Habitat: riparian
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN: Leymus californicus
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Hystrix californica
More information about  Elymus californicus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Jun 22, 2018).

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