Taxon  Report   1113 
Bothriochloa barbinodis  (Lag.) Herter
Beard grass,  Cane beardgrass, Cane bluestem
Bothriochloa barbinodis
© 2006 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
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Bothriochloa barbinodis
© 2013 Keir Morse
Bothriochloa barbinodis
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Bothriochloa barbinodis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Bothriochloa barbinodis
© 2006 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Bothriochloa
Coastal Sage Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Andropogon perforatus
PLANTS: Bothriochloa barbinodis var. palmeri
PLANTS: Bothriochloa barbinodis var. perforata
PLANTS: Bothriochloa palmeri
ICPN + PLANTS: Andropogon barbinodis
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This plant is available commercially.
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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 15, 2018).

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