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Agrostis stolonifera  L.
Creeping bentgrass,   Redtop
Agrostis stolonifera is a perennial grasslike herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: limited
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~1050 records in California
redone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
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Genus: Agrostis
Family: Poaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Wetlands:
Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: wetland-riparian, escaped cultivar

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSAgrostis alba var. palustris
PLANTSAgrostis alba var. stolonifera
PLANTSAgrostis maritima
PLANTSAgrostis palustris
PLANTSAgrostis stolonifera var. compacta
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Information about  Agrostis stolonifera from other sources

[Cal-IPC] Invasive: Agrostis stolonifera (creeping bentgrass) is a perennial grass (family Poaceae) and is located throughout California. Creeping bentgrass is an escaped turfgrass that can aggressively out-compete native grass species by forming dense mats. Cal-IPC Rating: Limited (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

[Wikipedia] Native to Eurasia, North Africa, possibly North America: t can be found growing in a variety of habitats including woodlands, grasslands and meadows, wetlands, riparian zones, and as a pioneer species on disturbed sites.[4] It is native to Eurasia and North Africa (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia). It is possible that it may also be native to northern parts of North America, and in any case it has been widely introduced and naturalised on that continent and in many other places (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/15/2024).