Taxon  Report   2577    
Cynosurus echinatus  L.
Annual dogtail,  Bristly dogstail grass, Dogtail grass, Hedgehog dogtail grass
Cynosurus echinatus
© 2009 Barry Rice
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Cynosurus echinatus
© 2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Cynosurus echinatus
© 2019 Gary McDonald
Cynosurus echinatus, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate

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Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Cynosurus echinatus
© 2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Cynosurus
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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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).