Taxon  Report   153 
Agrostis pallens  Trin.
Leafy bent grass,  Seashore bentgrass, Thingrass
Agrostis pallens
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Agrostis pallens
© 2008 Keir Morse
Agrostis pallens
© 2010 Robert Steers/NPS
Agrostis pallens, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Agrostis pallens
© 2009 Robert Steers
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Agrostis
Coastal Strand, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)
Habitat: coastal, meadows
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Agrostis pallens var. vaseyi
TJM2 + PLANTS: Agrostis diegoensis
TJM2 + PLANTS: Agrostis lepida
More information about  Agrostis pallens
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: Mar 20, 2018).

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