Ventenata dubia

Ventenata dubia_Steve Matson
Photo by Steve Matson

Common names: North Africa grass

Ventenata dubia (North Africa grass) is an annual grass (family Poaceae) that can grow to be more than 1 foot tall and is found in the coastal and inland ranges of northern California. It is native to central and southern Europe. It occurs in grasslands. It reproduces via seed. The long awns attach to humans animals and machinery.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Weed RIC Management Notes

  • Management Notes - Information on management techniques and effectiveness from the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Weed Research & Information Center.

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Other Ventenata dubia Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • Bugwood - National database from the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia.