Taxon  Report   418    
Apera interrupta  (L.) P. Beauv.
Dense silky bent,  Dense silkybent
Apera interrupta
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Apera interrupta
© 2017 Robert Carr
Apera interrupta
© 2017 Robert Carr
Apera interrupta, 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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Apera interrupta
© 2017 Robert Carr
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Apera
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Agrostis interrupta
More information about  Apera interrupta
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).