Calflora
Taxon  Report   7381    
Schismus barbatus  (L.) Thell.
Common mediterranean grass,  Old han schismus
Schismus barbatus
© 2001 Joe DiTomaso
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Schismus barbatus
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Schismus barbatus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Schismus barbatus, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Schismus barbatus
© 2001 Joe DiTomaso
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Schismus
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Festuca barbata
PLANTS: Schismus calycinus
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).