Taxon  Report   6416    
Phalaris aquatica  L.
Bulbous canarygrass,  Harding grass
Phalaris aquatica
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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Phalaris aquatica
© 2001 CDFA
Phalaris aquatica
© 2017 Zoya Akulova
Phalaris aquatica, 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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Phalaris aquatica
© 2017 James Bailey
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Phalaris
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Phalaris tuberosa var. hirtiglumis
ICPN: Phalaris bulbosa
ICPN: Phalaris commutata
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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).