Nardus stricta

Nardus stricta_matgrass_James Lindsey_cropped
Photo: James Lindsey

Common names: matgrass

Nardus stricta (matgrass) is a perennial grass (family Poaceae) that can grow to be more than 1 foot tall and is found in the southwestern ranges of Oregon. It is native to Eastern Europe. It favors grasslands, wetlands, and bog and marsh habitat. It reproduces mostly through transport of tufts in mud clinging to the hooves of grazing animals. Seeds also attach to the wool of sheep.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

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

Weed Management Notes

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Other Nardus stricta Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • EDDMapS - North American distribution based on Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System.