Taxon  Report   1242    
Calamagrostis nutkaensis  (J. Presl) Steud.
Pacific reedgrass
Calamagrostis nutkaensis
© 2008 Eric Wrubel
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Calamagrostis nutkaensis
© 2001 Tom Annese
Calamagrostis nutkaensis, 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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Calamagrostis nutkaensis
© 2012 Aaron E. Sims
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Calamagrostis
Communities: Closed-cone Pine Forest, Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Deyeuxia nutkaensis
More information about  Calamagrostis nutkaensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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 16, 2019).