Taxon  Report   256    
Alopecurus aequalis  Sobol.
Short awned foxtail,  Sonoma alopecurus, Water foxtail
Alopecurus aequalis
© 2003 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Alopecurus aequalis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Alopecurus aequalis
© 2003 Steve Matson
Alopecurus aequalis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Alopecurus aequalis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Alopecurus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, Redwood Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: riparian, freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Alopecurus aequalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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).