Taxon  Report   6784 
Polypogon monspeliensis  (L.) Desf.
Annual beard grass,  Rabbitsfoot grass
Polypogon monspeliensis
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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.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Polypogon monspeliensis
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Polypogon
Communities:
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Alopecurus monspeliensis
More information about  Polypogon monspeliensis
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Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (POMO5)

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 08, 2016).

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