Taxon  Report   4141    
Heteropogon contortus  (L.) P. Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.
Heteropogon contortus
© 2001 CDFA
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Heteropogon contortus, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Heteropogon contortus
© 2001 CDFA
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Heteropogon

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

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Andropogon contortus
More information about  Heteropogon contortus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 19, 2019).