Taxon  Report   8700    
Stipa capensis  Thunb.
Cape ricegrass
Stipa capensis
© 2016 Emily Chase
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Stipa capensis
© 2009 Michael Bell
Stipa capensis
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Stipa capensis, 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: Moderate

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Stipa capensis
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Achnatherum capense

More information about  Stipa capensis
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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).