Taxon  Report   4202    
Holcus mollis  L.
Creeping velvetgrass
Holcus mollis
© 2008 Steve Matson
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Holcus mollis
© 2008 Steve Matson
Holcus mollis
© 2008 Steve Matson
Holcus mollis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Holcus mollis
© 2008 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Holcus

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Holcus mollis
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 19, 2019).