Calflora
Taxon  Report   7783    
Stenotaphrum secundatum  (Walter) Kuntze
Saint augustine grass,  St. augustine grass
Stenotaphrum secundatum
© 2015 Ron Vanderhoff
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Stenotaphrum secundatum
© 2016 Ron Vanderhoff
Stenotaphrum secundatum
© 2010 Moorea Biocode
Stenotaphrum secundatum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Stenotaphrum secundatum
© 2008 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stenotaphrum
Communities: escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ischaemum secundatum
More information about  Stenotaphrum secundatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (STSE)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).