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Alopecurus saccatus  Vasey
Pacific foxtail
Alopecurus saccatus
© 1999 John Game
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Alopecurus saccatus
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Alopecurus saccatus
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Alopecurus saccatus, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Alopecurus saccatus
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Alopecurus
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Occurs in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Alopecurus californicus
ICPN + PLANTS: Alopecurus howellii
More information about  Alopecurus saccatus
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

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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).