Taxon  Report   6424 
Phalaris paradoxa  L.
hood canarygrass

Phalaris paradoxa
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Phalaris paradoxa, 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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Phalaris paradoxa
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Phalaris
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Equally likely to occur in wetlands or non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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TJM2 + PLANTS: Phalaris paradoxa var. praemorsa
TJM2: Phalaris praemorsa
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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 13, 2015).

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