Taxon  Report   4201    
Holcus lanatus  L.
Common velvetgrass,  Velvet grass, Velvetgrass
Holcus lanatus
© 2006 Trent M. Draper
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Holcus lanatus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Holcus lanatus
© 2006 Trent M. Draper
Holcus lanatus, 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: Moderate

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Holcus lanatus
© 2018 Julian Geoghegan
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Holcus
Communities: escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Nothoholcus lanatus
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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 18, 2019).