Taxon  Report   8700 
Stipa capensis  Thunb.
Cape ricegrass
Stipa capensis
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
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Stipa capensis
© 2009 Michael Bell
Stipa capensis
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Stipa capensis, 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: Moderate

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Stipa capensis
© 2016 Emily Chase
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Achnatherum capense
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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: Aug 16, 2018).

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