Taxon  Report   1239    
Calamagrostis foliosa  Kearney
Leafy reed grass,  Leafy reedgrass
Calamagrostis foliosa
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Calamagrostis foliosa
© 2011 Zoya Akulova
Calamagrostis foliosa, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Rare .

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Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Calamagrostis foliosa
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Calamagrostis
Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Northern Coastal Scrub

Serpentine affinity: 1.7; (weak indicator)

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Calamagrostis sylvatica var. longifolia
More information about  Calamagrostis foliosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 21, 2019).