Taxon  Report   3029    
Eragrostis cilianensis  (All.) Vignolo ex Janch.
Eragrostis cilianensis
© 2012 Keir Morse
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Eragrostis cilianensis
© 2004 Laura Ann Eliassen
Eragrostis cilianensis
© 2012 Keir Morse
Eragrostis cilianensis, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Eragrostis cilianensis
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Eragrostis
Communities: escaped cultivar

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eragrostis major
PLANTS: Poa cilianensis
ICPN + PLANTS: Eragrostis megastachya
More information about  Eragrostis cilianensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

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 24, 2019).