Taxon  Report   156    
Agrostis stolonifera  L.
Creeping bentgrass,  Redtop
Agrostis stolonifera
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Agrostis stolonifera
© 2018 Zoya Akulova
Agrostis stolonifera
© 2018 Zoya Akulova
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
© 2009 Barry Rice
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Agrostis
Communities: escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Agrostis alba var. stolonifera
PLANTS: Agrostis maritima
PLANTS: Agrostis 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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).