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Thinopyrum junceiforme  (Á. Löve & D. Löve) Á. Löve
Russian wheatgrass
Thinopyrum junceiforme is a perennial grasslike herb that is not native to California.
There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.
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Genus: Thinopyrum
Family: Poaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Coastal Strand

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSAgropyron junceum
PLANTSElymus farctus ssp. boreali-atlanticus
PLANTSElymus farctus
PLANTSElymus multinodus
CalfloraElytrigia juncea ssp. boreali-atlantica
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[cal-ipc.org] Description, Invasive status: Thinopyrum junceiforme (Russian wheatgrass) is a perennial grass (family Poaceae) that can grow to be 3 feet tall and is found in the San Francisco Bay area and south coast ranges of California. It is native to Europe and Russia. It grows in dunes, grasslands, alkaline areas and along roadsides. It spreads via seeds and rhizomes. Seeds are dispersed externally on animals and by water and wind. Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 11/30/2023).