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
Agrostis avenacea
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

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

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • None for this species.

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.