Taxon  Report   1063    
Beckmannia syzigachne  (Steud.) Fernald
American sloughgrass,  Slough grass
Beckmannia syzigachne
© 2010 Vernon Smith
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Beckmannia syzigachne
© 2010 Vernon Smith
Beckmannia syzigachne, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Beckmannia syzigachne
© 1995 Doreen L. Smith
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Beckmannia
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Beckmannia eruciformis
PLANTS: Beckmannia eruciformis ssp. baicalensis
PLANTS: Beckmannia eruciformis var. uniflora
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More information about  Beckmannia syzigachne
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).