Calflora
Taxon  Report   160    
Agrostis viridis  Gouan  
(no longer an active name)
Bentgrass,  Green bentgrass, Water bent, Waterbent
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Agrostis viridis, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Agrostis
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
ICPN + PLANTS accepted name:
Polypogon viridis

Alternate Names:
NOTE: Agrostis viridis is no longer an active name.
More information about  Agrostis viridis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).