Source: California Invasive Plant Council
URL of this page: http://www.cal-ipc.org/ip/management/plant_profiles/Agrostis_avenacea.php
Agrostis avenacea (Pacific bentgrass)
Agrostis avenacea (Pacific bentgrass) is a perennial grass (family Pocaceae) commonly found throughout northern California and San Diego County. This weed easily outcompetes native vegetation. Pacific bentgrass inhabits open, disturbed, often moist places to 300 m elevation. It is especially invasive in vernal pool habitat in the San Diego area.
Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Limited
Cal-IPC Resources on Agrostis avenacea
- California Invasive Plant Inventory Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.
- CalWeedMapper - Statewide maps, climate models, and reports.
- Cal-IPC News - Articles from our quarterly newsletter. (None for this species).
- Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings - Presentations and papers from our annual Symposium. List of articles on Agrostis avenacea.
Cal-IPC News Articles
- Meisler, Julian. (2012). Best laid plans... Australian bentgrass (Agrostis avenacea) invades following seasonal wetland enhancement. Cal-IPC News. 20 No. 3: 4, 5, 10.
Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings
- Bauder, E. T. (1996). Exotics in the southern California bernal pool ecosystem. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '96. San Diego, CA.
Other Resources on Agrostis avenacea
- USDA PLANTS database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
- Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora -Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from the UC Berkeley Jepson Herbarium.
- CalFlora - Distribution information by county based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
- CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.