Calflora
Taxon  Report   11945 
Polypogon viridis  (Gouan) Breistr.
Water beard grass
Polypogon viridis
© 2013 Al Keuter
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Polypogon viridis
© 2013 Al Keuter
Polypogon viridis
© 2010 Luigi Rignanese
Polypogon viridis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California.

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Polypogon viridis
© 2010 Luigi Rignanese
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Polypogon
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Agrostis verticillata
ICPN + PLANTS: Agrostis semiverticillata
ICPN + PLANTS: Agrostis viridis
ICPN + PLANTS: Polypogon semiverticillatus
More information about  Polypogon viridis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (POVI9)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 22, 2018).

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