Taxon  Report   1166    
Briza minor  L.
Little quaking grass,  Little quakinggrass, Little rattlesnake grass
Briza minor
© 2005 Brent Miller
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Briza minor
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Briza minor
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Briza minor, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Briza minor
© 2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Briza
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Briza minor
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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 18, 2019).