Taxon  Report   153    
Agrostis pallens  Trin.
Leafy bent grass,  Seashore bentgrass, Thingrass
Agrostis pallens
© 2012 Vernon Smith
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Agrostis pallens
© 2015 Jeffery T. Wilcox
Agrostis pallens
© 2008 Keir Morse
Agrostis pallens, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Agrostis pallens
© 2009 Robert Steers
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Agrostis
Communities: Coastal Strand, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Habitat: coastal, meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Agrostis pallens var. vaseyi
ICPN + PLANTS: Agrostis diegoensis
ICPN + PLANTS: Agrostis lepida
More information about  Agrostis pallens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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:   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).