Taxon  Report   140 
Agrostis capillaris  L.
Colonial bentgrass
Agrostis capillaris
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Agrostis capillaris
© 2005 Steve Matson
Agrostis capillaris
© 2005 Steve Matson
Agrostis capillaris, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Agrostis capillaris
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Agrostis
escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Agrostis sylvatica
PLANTS: Agrostis tenuis var. aristata
PLANTS: Agrostis tenuis var. hispida
PLANTS: Agrostis tenuis var. pumila
PLANTS: Agrostis vulgaris
ICPN + PLANTS: Agrostis tenuis
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 18, 2018).

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