Taxon  Report   138    
Agrostis avenacea  J. F. Gmel.
Pacific bentgrass
Agrostis avenacea
© 2001 Joe DiTomaso
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Agrostis avenacea
© 2012 Robert Steers
Agrostis avenacea
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Agrostis avenacea, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Agrostis avenacea
© 2012 Robert Steers
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Agrostis
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Agrostis retrofracta
ICPN: Agrostis filiformis
ICPN + PLANTS: Lachnagrostis filiformis
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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).