Taxon  Report   160    
Agrostis viridis  Gouan  
(no longer an active name)
Bentgrass,  Green bentgrass, Water bent, Waterbent
Agrostis viridis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Agrostis

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
ICPN + PLANTS other name:
Polypogon viridis

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Agrostis semiverticillatus
NOTE: Agrostis viridis is no longer an active name.
More information about  Agrostis viridis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.

BONAP Distribution Map

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Sep 23, 2020).