Taxon  Report   4652    
Leersia oryzoides  (L.) Sw.
Rice cutgrass
Leersia oryzoides
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Leersia oryzoides
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Leersia oryzoides
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Leersia oryzoides, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Leersia oryzoides
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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Leersia
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Homalocenchrus oryzoides
PLANTS: Phalaris oryzoides
More information about  Leersia oryzoides
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 21, 2019).