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Sclerochloa dura  (L.) P. Beauv.
Common hardgrass
Sclerochloa dura is an annual grasslike herb that is not native to California.
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Genus: Sclerochloa
Family: Poaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSCynosurus durus
Information about  Sclerochloa dura from other sources

[Wikipedia] Eurasia native, Description: Sclerochloa dura is a species of grass known by the common names common hardgrass and fairground grass. It is native to Eurasia, and it is known in parts of North America and Australia as an introduced species and a common weed of disturbed, high-traffic areas such as parking lots, roadsides, and playing fields. It is a sturdy annual grass forming low, flat clumps of short stems, some prostrate and some upright. The flat, overlapping leaf blades are a few centimeters long. The inflorescence is a crowded, one-sided series of flattened spikelets. (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]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/20/2024).