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Family Poaceae (Liliopsida | Commelinidae | Cyperales)

1
Jointed Goatgrass *
Aegilops cylindrica


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: GOAT GRASS.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa: Wendy Trail, grassland. July 2012.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Spike Bent Grass
Agrostis exarata


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: spike redtop.
Generic common name: BENT GRASS.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: Native.

If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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Redtop *
Agrostis gigantea


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: giant bentgrass, creeping bentgras.
Generic common name: BENT GRASS.

Upper Zuma Canyon: riparian woodland, Aug 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Dune Bent Grass
Agrostis pallens


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: thingrass, seashore bentgrass.
Generic common name: BENT GRASS.

Point Mugu State Park: near Serrano Cyn Trail, Chaparral, May 2014.

Characteristics: Native.
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Silver Hair Grass *
Aira caryophyllea


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: silver European hairgrass, shiver grass, silvery hairgrass, silver aira.
Generic common name: EUROPEAN HAIRGRASS.

Backbone trail near Piuma Road, Oak woodland, April 2013.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Pacific Foxtail
Alopecurus saccatus


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: pacific meadow foxtail.
Generic common name: FOXTAIL.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: Native.

If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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European Beachgrass *
Ammophila arenaria ssp. arenaria


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: BEACHGRASS.

Sandy beaches, Aug 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Southwestern Bushy Bluestem
Andropogon glomeratus var. scabriglumis


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: roughglume bushy bluestem, beardgrass, bushy beardgrass.
Generic common name: BLUESTEM.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: Native.

If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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9
Six-week Three-awn
Aristida adscensionis


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: THREE-AWN.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Parish Three-awn
Aristida purpurea var. parishii


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: purple threeawn.
Generic common name: THREE-AWN.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: Native.

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11
Giant Reed *
Arundo donax


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: giant cane.
Generic common name: GIANT REED.

Point Mugu State Park: maintenance area near PCH, July 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Slender Wild Oats *
Avena barbata


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: OATS.

Circle X Ranch: Yerba Buena Road shoulder, disturbed shoulder margin, March 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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13
Wild Oats *
Avena fatua


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: OATS.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Cultivated Oat *
Avena sativa


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: common oats.
Generic common name: OATS.

Circle X Ranch: disturbed grassy field near park buildings, April 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Cane Bluestem
Bothriochloa barbinodis


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: BLUESTEM.

Point Mugu State Park: Chumash Trail, coastal sage scrub, Feb 2011.

Characteristics: Native.
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16
Purple Falsebrome *
Brachypodium distachyon


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: FALSE BROME.

Mulholland Highway, disturbed roadside, May 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Annual Quaking Grass *
Briza minor


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: lesser quakinggrass, little rattlesnake grass, little quakinggrass.
Generic common name: QUAKING GRASS.

July 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Australian Chess *
Bromus arenarius


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: Australian brome, sand brome.
Generic common name: BROME, CHESS.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: non-Native.

If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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19
Arizona Brome *
Bromus arizonicus

TJM1: Bromus trinii var. excelsus.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: BROME, CHESS.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: non-Native.

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20
Chilean Chess *
Bromus berteroanus

TJM1: Bromus trinii.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: BROME, CHESS.

Diamond X Ranch: disturbed landscaping near new construction, oak woodland, 2013.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Not yet seen flowering (or even alive).
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21
California Brome
Bromus carinatus var. carinatus


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: mountain brome.
Generic common name: BROME, CHESS.

Open Space near Ladyface Mountain: oak savanna, May 2011.

Characteristics: Native.
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Rescue Grass *
Bromus catharticus var. catharticus


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: BROME, CHESS.

Rocky Oaks: disturbed area near parking lot, March 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Ripgut Grass *
Bromus diandrus


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: ripgut grass, bromegrass, great brome.
Generic common name: BROME, CHESS.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Soft Brome *
Bromus hordeaceus

Other scientific names: Bromus mollis.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: soft chess.
Generic common name: BROME, CHESS.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Foxtail Chess *
Bromus madritensis ssp. madritensis

Other scientific names: Bromus madritensis.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: BROME, CHESS.

Lake Eleanor Open Space: grassland, April 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Red Brome *
Bromus madritensis ssp. rubens

Other scientific names: Bromus rubens.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: compact brome, Madrid brome, foxtail chess, foxtail brome, Spanish brome.
Generic common name: BROME, CHESS.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Woodland Brome
Bromus pseudolaevipes


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: coast range brome, southern chinook brome.
Generic common name: BROME, CHESS.

Latigo Canyon Road margin near Newton Canyon, oak woodland, June 2011.

Characteristics: Native.
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Poverty Brome *
Bromus sterilis


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: sterile brome, barren brome.
Generic common name: BROME, CHESS.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: non-Native.

If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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Cheat Grass *
Bromus tectorum


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: downy brome.
Generic common name: BROME, CHESS.

Paramount Ranch, valley grassland, March 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Feather Finger Grass *
Chloris virgata


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: feather windmill-grass.
Generic common name: WINDMILL GRASS.

Sept 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Uruguayan Pampas Grass *
Cortaderia selloana


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: pampas grass.
Generic common name: PAMPAS GRASS.

PCH road margin: coastal sage scrub, Sept 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Swamp Prickle Grass *
Crypsis schoenoides


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: PRICKLE GRASS.

Peter Strauss Ranch: dried algae-mat in creekbed, Sept 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Modest Prickle Grass *
Crypsis vaginiflora


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: African pricklegrass.
Generic common name: PRICKLE GRASS.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: non-Native.

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Bermuda Grass *
Cynodon dactylon


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: BERMUDA GRASS, DOG'S-TOOTH GRASS .

Peter Strauss Ranch: intermittently flooded gravel bed near creek, June 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Bristly Dogtail Grass *
Cynosurus echinatus


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: hedgehog dogtail grass, annual dogtail.
Generic common name: DOGTAIL GRASS.

Castro Crest: Backbone Trail, riparian woodland, July 2012.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Orchard Grass *
Dactylis glomerata


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: ORCHARD GRASS.

Malibu Creek State Park: Backbone Trail, riparian woodland, April 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Durban Crowfoot *
Dactyloctenium aegyptium


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: crowfoot grass, Egyptian grass.
Generic common name: CROWFOOT GRASS.

Chatsworth open space, Spring 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Southern Crab grass *
Digitaria ciliaris var. ciliaris


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: CRABGRASS.

Mulholland Highway shoulder: disturbed road margin, Sept 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Smooth Crab grass *
Digitaria ischaemum


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: CRABGRASS.

Mulholland Highway shoulder: disturbed road margin, Sept 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Shoregrass
Distichlis littoralis

TJM1: Monanthochloe littoralis.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: SALTGRASS.

Point Mugu Lagoon: tidal salt marsh, May 2008.

Characteristics: Native.
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Salt Grass
Distichlis spicata


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: SALTGRASS.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach: salt marsh, Sept 2008.

Characteristics: Native.
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Barnyard Grass *
Echinochloa crus-galli


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: watergrass.
Generic common name: COCKSPUR GRASS.

Ventura County disturbed roadsides and agricultural areas, Aug 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Panic Veldtgrass *
Ehrharta erecta


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: upright veldt grass.
Generic common name: VELDTGRASS.

Topanga State Park: Rustic Canyon Trail, oak woodland, Sept 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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India Goosegrass *
Eleusine indica


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: GOOSE GRASS.

Pacific Coast Highway near Point Dume: perennially damp disturbed road margin, June 2012.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Medusahead *
Elymus caput-medusae

TJM1: Taeniatherum caput-medusae.
ANF: Elymus caput-medusae ssp. caput-medusae.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: WILD RYE, WHEAT GRASS, SQUIRRELTAIL.

Circle X Ranch: Mishe Mokwa Trail trailhead, disturbed thin soiled grassland, May 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic, NOXIOUS WEED.
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Giant Wild Rye
Elymus condensatus

TJM1: Leymus condensatus.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: giant rye, giant ryegrass.
Generic common name: WILD RYE, WHEAT GRASS, SQUIRRELTAIL.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, May 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Blue Wildrye
Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: WILD RYE, WHEAT GRASS, SQUIRRELTAIL.

Malibu Creek State Park: riparian woodland east of Malibu Canyon Road, June 2009.

Characteristics: Native.
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Big Squirreltail
Elymus multisetus


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: WILD RYE, WHEAT GRASS, SQUIRRELTAIL.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: Native.

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Tall Wheat Grass *
Elymus ponticus

TJM1: Elytrigia pontica.
FNA: Thinopyrum ponticum.
Other scientific names: Elytrigia elongata, Elymus elongatus var. ponticus.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: rush wheat grass.
Generic common name: WILD RYE, WHEAT GRASS, SQUIRRELTAIL.

Point Mugu State Park: grassy field near the La Jolla Valley Loop Trail, June 2012.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Beardless Wild Rye
Elymus triticoides ssp. triticoides

TJM1: Leymus triticoides.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: creeping wild rye, valley wild rye.
Generic common name: WILD RYE, WHEAT GRASS, SQUIRRELTAIL.

King Gillette Ranch: Native Plant Garden, Aug 2009.

Characteristics: Native.
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Mediterranean Lovegrass *
Eragrostis barrelieri


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: LOVEGRASS.

Santa Rosa Valley: disturbed agricultural areas, Sept 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Teal Lovegrass
Eragrostis hypnoides


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: creeping lovegrass.
Generic common name: LOVEGRASS.

Not photographed yet.

Characteristics: Native.

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Mexican lovegrass
Eragrostis mexicana ssp. virescens


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: Orcutt's eragrostis, chilean love grass.
Generic common name: LOVEGRASS.

Not photographed yet.

Characteristics: Native.

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Tufted Lovegrass
Eragrostis pectinacea var. pectinacea


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: LOVEGRASS.

Not photographed yet.

Characteristics: Native.

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55
Tall Fescue *
Festuca arundinacea

FNA: Schedonorus arundinaceus.
Other scientific names: Lolium arundinaceum, Schedonorus phoenix.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: FESCUE, RYE GRASS.

Paramount Ranch: low areas near the creek, June 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic
Many cultivated varieties, some used as turf grass, frequently escaped.
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Brome Fescue *
Festuca bromoides

TJM1: Vulpia bromoides.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: European foxtail fescue, six weeks fescue.
Generic common name: FESCUE, RYE GRASS.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: non-Native.

If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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Elmer Fescue
Festuca elmeri


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: coast fescue.
Generic common name: FESCUE, RYE GRASS.

Day Canyon: disturbed grassland, May 2011.

Characteristics: Native.
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Small Fescue
Festuca microstachys

TJM1: Vulpia microstachys.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: Pacific fescue.
Generic common name: FESCUE, RYE GRASS.

Malibu Creek State Park: oak woodland, April 2009.

Characteristics: Native.
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Rat-tail Fescue *
Festuca myuros

TJM1: Vulpia myuros.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: foxtail fescue, rattail sixweeks grass.
Generic common name: FESCUE, RYE GRASS.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Sixweeks Grass
Festuca octoflora

TJM1: Vulpia octoflora.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: slender fescue, six weeks fescue.
Generic common name: FESCUE, RYE GRASS.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: Native.

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Perennial Ryegrass *
Festuca perennis

TJM1: Lolium perenne.
Other scientific names: Lolium multiflorum.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: Italian ryegrass, annual ryegrass.
Generic common name: FESCUE, RYE GRASS.

Rocky Oaks: miscellaneous trails, disturbed grassland, June 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.

The combination of the previously separated annual and perennial species into this one species is discussed in ANF.
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Darnel *
Festuca temulenta

TJM1: Lolium temulentum.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: tares.
Generic common name: FESCUE, RYE GRASS.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: non-Native.

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Nit Grass *
Gastridium phleoides

TJM1: Gastridium ventricosum.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: NIT GRASS.

Circle X Ranch: Triunfo section of the Backbone Trail, chaparral, May 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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California Barley
Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. californicum


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: California meadow barley.
Generic common name: BARLEY.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: Native.

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Dwarf Barley
Hordeum depressum


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: low barley, alkali barley.
Generic common name: BARLEY.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: disturbed grassland, April 2008.

Characteristics: Native.
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Bobtail Barley
Hordeum intercedens


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: little barley, vernal barley.
Generic common name: BARLEY.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: Native.

Status: CNPS List 3.2
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Mediterranean Barley
Hordeum marinum ssp. gussoneanum


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: BARLEY.

Channel Islands, May 2011.

Characteristics: Native.

Photographed out of range.
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Wall Barley *
Hordeum murinum


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: mouse barley, farmer's foxtail, foxtail barley, smooth barley.
Generic common name: BARLEY.

Piuma Road, disturbed roadside, Jan 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Cultivated Barley *
Hordeum vulgare

TJM1: Not Listed.
ANF: Hordeum vulgare ssp. vulgare.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: common barley, barley.
Generic common name: BARLEY.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa: Wendy Trailhead, disturbed annual grassland, Feb 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Prairie Junegrass
Koeleria macrantha


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: JUNE GRASS.

Open Space near Ladyface Mountain: oak/grassland interface, May 2011.

Characteristics: Native.
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Goldentop *
Lamarckia aurea


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: GOLDENTOP.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Bearded Sprangletop
Leptochloa fusca ssp. fascicularis

TJM1: Leptochloa fascicularis.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: SPRANGLETOP.

Calleguas Creek: sandbar near CSUCI, Aug 2010.

Characteristics: Native.
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Mexican Sprangletop
Leptochloa fusca ssp. uninervia

TJM1: Leptochloa uninervia.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: SPRANGLETOP.

Calleguas Creek: sandbar near CSUCI, Aug 2010.

Characteristics: Native.
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California Melic
Melica californica


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: ONION GRASS, MELIC.

Disturbed grassy field near Cornell Corners, April 2010.

Characteristics: Native.
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Little California Melica
Melica imperfecta


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: ONION GRASS, MELIC.

Circle X Ranch: Grotto Trail: chaparral, March 2011.

Characteristics: Native.
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Scratch Grass
Muhlenbergia asperifolia


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: alkali muhly.
Generic common name: MUHLY.

Malibu Creek streamside: riparian woodland, near Rindge dam, Oct 2009.

Characteristics: Native.
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Littleseed Muhly
Muhlenbergia microsperma


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: annual muhly.
Generic common name: MUHLY.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Deergrass
Muhlenbergia rigens


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: MUHLY.

Rocky Oaks: Pond Trail, oak savannah, Sept 2011.

Characteristics: Native.
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Witch Grass
Panicum capillare


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: PANIC GRASS.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: Native.

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Curved Sicklegrass *
Parapholis incurva


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: SICKLE GRASS.

Not photographed yet.

Characteristics: non-Native.

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Dallis Grass *
Paspalum dilatatum


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: CROWNGRASS.

Point Mugu State Park: Wood Canyon Fire Road, riparian woodland, Sept 2007.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Knot Grass *
Paspalum distichum


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: thompsongrass.
Generic common name: CROWNGRASS.

Not photographed yet.

Characteristics: non-Native.

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Seashore Paspalum *
Paspalum vaginatum


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: CROWNGRASS.

Malibu Lagoon State Beach: tidal salt marsh, dec 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Kikuyu Grass *
Pennisetum clandestinum


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: FOUNTAINGRASS.

Cultivated residential lawn turf occasionally escaped where moisture adequate, Aug 2009.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Fountain Grass *
Pennisetum setaceum


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: crimson fountaingrass.
Generic common name: FOUNTAINGRASS.

Point Mugu State Park: PCH disturbed road margin and bluffs, May 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Feathertop *
Pennisetum villosum


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: FOUNTAINGRASS.

Pacific Coast Highway near Mugu State Park: disturbed road margin, July 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Harding Grass *
Phalaris aquatica


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: bulbous canarygrass.
Generic common name: CANARYGRASS.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa: Wendy Trail, disturbed grassland, June 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Annual Canary Grass *
Phalaris canariensis


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: CANARYGRASS.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: non-Native.

If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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Lesser Canarygrass *
Phalaris minor


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: littleseed canarygrass, Mediterranean canarygrass.
Generic common name: CANARYGRASS.

Day Canyon: disturbed grassland, May 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Hooded Canarygrass *
Phalaris paradoxa


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: CANARYGRASS.

Day Canyon: disturbed grassland, May 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Annual Bluegrass *
Poa annua


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: BLUEGRASS.

Paramount Ranch: low areas near the creek, March 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Bulbous Bluegrass *
Poa bulbosa ssp. vivipara


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: BLUEGRASS.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: non-Native.

If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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Fowl Bluegrass *
Poa palustris


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: fowl meadow grass.
Generic common name: BLUEGRASS.

Not yet photographed.

Characteristics: non-Native.

If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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Sandberg Bluegrass
Poa secunda

ANF: Poa secunda ssp. secunda.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: one-sided blue grass, pine bluegrass, pacific blue grass.
Generic common name: BLUEGRASS.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Ditch Beardgrass *
Polypogon interruptus


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: ditch rabbitsfoot grass.
Generic common name: BEARD GRASS, RABBITSFOOT GRASS.

Leo Carrillo State Park: permanent wet seep just above the beach, May 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Rabbitsfoot Grass *
Polypogon monspeliensis


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: annual beard grass, annual rabbitsfoot grass.
Generic common name: BEARD GRASS, RABBITSFOOT GRASS.

Malibu Creek State Park: riparian woodland, June 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Water Beardgrass *
Polypogon viridis

TJM1: Agrostis viridis.
Other scientific names: Agrostis semiverticillata.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: green bentgrass, water bent.
Generic common name: BEARD GRASS, RABBITSFOOT GRASS.

Malibu Creek State Park: creekside near Mott Road, riparian woodland, June 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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European Alkali Grass *
Puccinellia distans


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: weeping alkaligrass.
Generic common name: ALKALI GRASS.

Calabasas Open Space: seasonal seep, April 2012.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Arabian Schismus *
Schismus arabicus


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: Schismus.
Generic common name: MEDITERRANEAN GRASS.

Malibu Creek State Park: Mesa Peak Motorway, disturbed road margin, chaparral, March 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Common Mediterranean Grass *
Schismus barbatus


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: Old Han Schismus.
Generic common name: MEDITERRANEAN GRASS.

Circle X Ranch: disturbed rocky soil near the Contact Station, coastal sage scrub, Feb 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Bur Bristle Grass *
Setaria adhaerens

FNA: Setaria adhaerans.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: tropical barbed bristlegrass.
Generic common name: BRISTLEGRASS.

Oct 2008.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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Knotroot Bristle Grass
Setaria parviflora

TJM1: Setaria gracilis.
Other scientific names: Setaria geniculata.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: BRISTLEGRASS.

Not photographed yet.

Characteristics: Native.

If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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Yellow Foxtail *
Setaria pumila

Other scientific names: Setaria lutescens.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: pigeongrass.
Generic common name: BRISTLEGRASS.

Not photographed yet.

Characteristics: non-Native.

If you see this in or near the SMM floristic region we'd like to know.
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Sorghum *
Sorghum bicolor


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: milo, grain sorghum, Sudan grass.
Generic common name: SORGHUM.

Mulholland Highway shoulder: disturbed road margin, Dec 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: has NOXIOUS WEED status in some locations.
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Johnson Grass *
Sorghum halepense


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: SORGHUM.

Occasional weed especially where adequate moisture is available, May 2011.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: has NOXIOUS WEED status in some locations.
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California Cord Grass
Spartina foliosa


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: CORD GRASS.

Mugu Lagoon: mud flat in the salt marsh, Nov 2010.

Characteristics: Native.
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Nodding Needlegrass
Stipa cernua

TJM1: Nassella cernua.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Generic common name: NEEDLEGRASS.

Peter Strauss Ranch: Parking lot margin, May 2011.

Characteristics: Native.
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Giant Stipa
Stipa coronata

TJM1: Achnatherum coronatum.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: giant ricegrass, giant needlegrass, crested needlegrass.
Generic common name: NEEDLEGRASS.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Foothill Needlegrass
Stipa lepida

TJM1: Nassella lepida.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: small flowered needlegrass, small flowered stipa, smallflower tussockgrass.
Generic common name: NEEDLEGRASS.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Smilo Grass *
Stipa miliacea var. miliacea

TJM1: Piptatherum miliaceum.
Other scientific names: Oryzopsis miliacea.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: millet mountain rice, rice grass.
Generic common name: NEEDLEGRASS.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, June 2006.

Characteristics: non-Native.

Note: Invasive exotic.
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Purple Needlegrass
Stipa pulchra

TJM1: Nassella pulchra.

Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: purple stipa, purple tussockgrass.
Generic common name: NEEDLEGRASS.

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: burned chaparral, April 2006.

Characteristics: Native.
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Bearded Bread Wheat *
Triticum aestivum


Family: Poaceae (GRASS).
Other common names: wheat, club wheat.
Generic common name: WHEAT, GOAT GRASS.

Rocky Oaks: oak woodland, March 2010.

Characteristics: non-Native.
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