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Briza maxima (big quaking grass, rattlesnake grass)

Briza maxima
Briza maxima
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Briza maxima (big quaking grass, rattlesnake grass) is a winter annual grass (family Poaceae) and is located throughout the coastal ranges of California. It is, on occasion, grown for its ornamental panicles but has spread into many grassland regions where it can be the dominant species.

Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Limited

Cal-IPC Resources on Briza maxima

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • None for this species.

Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings

  • Clifford, P., A. J. Pickart, et al. (2005). Invasive annual grasses in a coastal dune ecosystem. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2005. Chico, California, California Invasive Plant Council.

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