Taxon  Report   2603    
Dactylis glomerata  L.
Orchard grass,  Orchardgrass
Dactylis glomerata
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Dactylis glomerata
© 2018 Kyndal Olin
Dactylis glomerata
© 2008 Keir Morse
Dactylis glomerata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Dactylis glomerata
© 2018 John Rawlings
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Dactylis
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Dactylis glomerata ssp. glomerata
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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 20, 2019).