Taxon  Report   6423    
Phalaris minor  Retz.
Little seed canarygrass,  Littleseed canarygrass, Mediterranean canarygrass
Phalaris minor
© 2006 James M. Andre
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Phalaris minor
© 2010 Eliza Maher Hasselquist
Phalaris minor
© 2014 Steve Matson
Phalaris minor, 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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Phalaris minor
© 2006 James M. Andre
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Phalaris
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, (many plant communities)

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Phalaris minor
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on   /   Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

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).