Taxon  Report   6784 
Polypogon monspeliensis  (L.) Desf.
Annual beard grass,  Rabbitsfoot grass
Polypogon monspeliensis
© 2006 Steve Matson
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Polypogon monspeliensis
© 2006 Steve Matson
Polypogon monspeliensis
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Polypogon monspeliensis, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: limited

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Polypogon monspeliensis
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Polypogon
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Alopecurus monspeliensis
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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:   (Accessed: Feb 25, 2018).

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