Calflora
Taxon  Report   6416    
Phalaris aquatica  L.
Bulbous canarygrass,  Harding grass
Phalaris aquatica
© 2014 Zoya Akulova
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Phalaris aquatica
© 2001 CDFA
Phalaris aquatica
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Phalaris aquatica, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Phalaris aquatica
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Phalaris
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Phalaris tuberosa var. hirtiglumis
ICPN: Phalaris bulbosa
ICPN: Phalaris commutata
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More information about  Phalaris aquatica
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHAQ)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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