Taxon  Report   156 
Agrostis stolonifera  L.
Creeping bentgrass,  Redtop
Agrostis stolonifera
© 2009 Barry Rice
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Agrostis stolonifera
© 2005 Steve Matson
Agrostis stolonifera, 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 stolonifera
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Agrostis
escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Agrostis alba var. stolonifera
PLANTS: Agrostis maritima
PLANTS: Agrostis palustris
PLANTS: Agrostis stolonifera var. compacta
PLANTS: Agrostis stolonifera var. palustris
ICPN + PLANTS: Agrostis alba var. palustris
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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: Jul 19, 2018).

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