Taxon  Report   1113    
Bothriochloa barbinodis  (Lag.) Herter
Beard grass,  Cane beardgrass, Cane bluestem
Bothriochloa barbinodis
© 2006 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
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Bothriochloa barbinodis
© 2013 Keir Morse
Bothriochloa barbinodis
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Bothriochloa barbinodis, 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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Bothriochloa barbinodis
© 2006 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Bothriochloa
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland

Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Andropogon perforatus
PLANTS: Bothriochloa barbinodis var. palmeri
PLANTS: Bothriochloa barbinodis var. perforata
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More information about  Bothriochloa barbinodis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).