Taxon  Report   8139 
Trisetum canescens  Buckley
Nodding oatgrass,  Nodding trisetum, Tall trisetum
Trisetum canescens
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Trisetum canescens
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Trisetum canescens
© 2010 Robert Steers/NPS
Trisetum canescens, 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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Trisetum canescens
© 2005 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Trisetum
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN + PLANTS: Trisetum cernuum ssp. canescens
PLANTS: Trisetum cernuum var. projectum
PLANTS: Trisetum spicatum var. projectum
ICPN + PLANTS: Trisetum cernuum var. canescens
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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 19, 2018).

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