Taxon  Report   8672    
Aira caryophyllea  L.  var. cupaniana  (Guss.) Fiori
Silvery hairgrass
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Aira caryophyllea var. cupaniana, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California.
also called Aira cupaniana

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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Aira
Parent: Aira caryophyllea
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Aira cupaniana

More information about  Aira caryophyllea var. cupaniana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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).