Taxon  Report   697 
Arrhenatherum elatius  (L.) J. Presl & C. Presl
Tall oatgrass
Arrhenatherum elatius
© 2010 National Park Service
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Arrhenatherum elatius
© 2013 Trent M. Draper
Arrhenatherum elatius
© 2013 Trent M. Draper
Arrhenatherum elatius, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Arrhenatherum elatius
© 2003 Craig Smith
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Arrhenatherum
escaped cultivar
Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Arrhenatherum elatius ssp. bulbosum
ICPN: Arrhenatherum elatius var. biaristatum
ICPN: Arrhenatherum elatius ssp. elatius
ICPN: Arrhenatherum elatius var. bulbosum
ICPN: Arrhenatherum elatius var. elatius
More information about  Arrhenatherum elatius
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Sep 22, 2018).

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