Taxon  Report   6419 
Phalaris californica  Hook. & Arn.
California canarygrass,  Canarygrass
Phalaris californica
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
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Phalaris californica
© 2010 Aaron E. Sims
Phalaris californica, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Phalaris californica
© 2006 Tom Annese
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Phalaris
Communities:
Redwood Forest, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Phalaris amethystina
More information about  Phalaris californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHCA4)

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Apr 30, 2016).

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