Calflora
Taxon  Report   5718    
Munroa squarrosa  (Nutt.) Torr.
False buffalo grass
Munroa squarrosa
© 2009 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Munroa squarrosa, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Munroa squarrosa
© 2007 Trent M. Draper
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Munroa
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Monroa squarrosa var. floccuosa
PLANTS: Monroa squarrosa
PLANTS: Munroa squarrosa var. floccuosa
More information about  Munroa squarrosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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 14, 2018).

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