Taxon  Report   9978    
Gastridium phleoides  (Nees & Meyen) C. E. Hubb.
Nit grass
Gastridium phleoides
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Gastridium phleoides
© 2004 Laura Ann Eliassen
Gastridium phleoides
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Gastridium phleoides, 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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Gastridium phleoides
© 2001 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Gastridium
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Agrostis ventricosa
ICPN + PLANTS: Gastridium ventricosum
More information about  Gastridium phleoides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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).