Taxon  Report   162    
Aira caryophyllea  L.
Shiver grass,  Silver hairgrass, Silvery hairgrass
Aira caryophyllea, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.
Observation Search
(2153 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Aira
Subspecies and Varieties:
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: (many plant communities)

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

More information about  Aira caryophyllea

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: Mar 28, 2020).