Taxon  Report   6059    
Parapholis incurva  (L.) C. E. Hubb.
Curved sicklegrass,  Sickle grass
Parapholis incurva
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
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Parapholis incurva
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Parapholis incurva
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Parapholis incurva, 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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Parapholis incurva
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Parapholis
Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Strand, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aegilops incurva
PLANTS: Pholiurus incurvus
More information about  Parapholis incurva
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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).