Taxon  Report   258    
Alopecurus aequalis  Sobol.  var. sonomensis  P. Rubtzoff
Sonoma alopecurus,  Sonoma shortawn foxtail
Alopecurus aequalis var. sonomensis
© 2001 Doreen L. Smith
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Alopecurus aequalis var. sonomensis
© 2011 2011 Eric Wrubel/NPS
Alopecurus aequalis var. sonomensis
© 2010 Robert Steers/NPS
Alopecurus aequalis var. sonomensis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the Federal Government as Endangered .

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Alopecurus aequalis var. sonomensis
© 2013 Vernon Smith
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Alopecurus
Parent: Alopecurus aequalis
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: riparian, freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Alopecurus aequalis var. sonomensis
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 19, 2019).