Taxon  Report   1165    
Briza maxima  L.
Big quaking grass,  Big quakinggrass, Rattlesnake grass
Briza maxima
© 2018 Bill Schmidt
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Briza maxima
© 2015 Chris Jaster
Briza maxima
© 2017 Cynthia Powell
Briza maxima, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Briza maxima
© 2019 Julie Kierstead Nelson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Briza
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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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 18, 2019).