Taxon  Report   8040 
Tridens muticus  (Torr.) Nash
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Tridens muticus
© 2015 Belinda Lo
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Tridens muticus
© 2015 Belinda Lo
Tridens muticus
© 2015 Belinda Lo
Tridens muticus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Tridens muticus
© 2016 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Tridens
Subspecies and Varieties:
Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Tridens muticus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Jul 22, 2018).

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