Agrostis stolonifera

Agrostis stolonifera_ creeping bentgrass_ JM Di Tomaso
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Synonyms: Agrostis alba L. var palustris (Huds.), Agrostis maritima Lam., Agrostis palustria Huds., Agrostis stolonifera L. var. compacta

Common names: creeping bent; carpet bent; redtop bent; seaside bentgrass

Agrostis stolonifera (creeping bentgrass) is a perennial grass (family Poaceae) and is located throughout California. Creeping bentgrass is an escaped turfgrass that can aggressively out-competes native grass species by forming dense mats.

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Cal-IPC Resources

  • 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.
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  • Don't Plant a Pest! - Select your region to find non-invasive alternatives to ornamental species. Also see our statewide brochure on trees.

    Other Resources

    Symposium Presentations

    • None for this species.

    Cal-IPC News Articles

    • (2004). Genetically modified weeds. Cal-IPC News. 12: 11.