Calflora
Taxon  Report   260    
Alopecurus geniculatus  L.
Marsh foxtail,  Water foxtail
Alopecurus geniculatus
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Alopecurus geniculatus
© 2013 Robert Sikora
Alopecurus geniculatus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Bloom Period
Alopecurus geniculatus
© 2009 Trent M. Draper
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Alopecurus pallescens
ICPN: Alopecurus geniculatus var. geniculatus
More information about  Alopecurus geniculatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ALGE2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2018).

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