Calflora
Taxon  Report   149    
Agrostis humilis  Vasey
Mountain bent grass
Agrostis humilis
© 2004 Dean Wm. Taylor
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Agrostis humilis
© 2015 Belinda Lo
Agrostis humilis
© 2015 Belinda Lo
Agrostis humilis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Agrostis humilis
© 2004 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Agrostis
Communities: Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Agrostis thurberiana
ICPN + PLANTS: Podagrostis humilis
ICPN + PLANTS: Podagrostis thurberiana
More information about  Agrostis humilis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (AGHU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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 17, 2018).