Calflora
Taxon  Report   6424    
Phalaris paradoxa  L.
Hood canarygrass
Phalaris paradoxa
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Phalaris paradoxa
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Phalaris paradoxa
© 2010 Eliza Maher Hasselquist
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
© 2011 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Phalaris
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Phalaris paradoxa var. praemorsa
ICPN: Phalaris praemorsa
More information about  Phalaris paradoxa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (PHPA5)

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 13, 2018).

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