Taxon  Report   10684 
Rytidosperma penicillatum  (Labill.) Connor & Edgar
Purple awned wallaby gras
Rytidosperma penicillatum
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Rytidosperma penicillatum
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Rytidosperma penicillatum
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Rytidosperma penicillatum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Rytidosperma penicillatum
© 2010 Robert Steers/NPS
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Rytidosperma
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Danthonia pilosa
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 01, 2016).

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