Calflora
Taxon  Report   4141 
Heteropogon contortus  (L.) Roemer & Schultes
Tanglehead
Heteropogon contortus
© 2001 CDFA
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Heteropogon contortus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Heteropogon contortus
© 2001 CDFA
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Heteropogon
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Andropogon contortus
More information about  Heteropogon contortus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (HECO10)

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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2017).

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