Taxon  Report   697    
Arrhenatherum elatius  (L.) J. Presl & C. Presl
Tall oatgrass
Arrhenatherum elatius, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Arrhenatherum
Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands

Communities: escaped cultivar

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Arrhenatherum elatius ssp. bulbosum
ICPN: Arrhenatherum elatius ssp. elatius
ICPN: Arrhenatherum elatius var. bulbosum
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More information about  Arrhenatherum elatius
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2020).