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Polypogon monspeliensis
Polypogon monspeliensis
Mediterranean Rabbitsfoot Grass
Photographer: Steve Matson

ID: 0000 0000 0904 0336 (2004-09-13)

Copyright © 2004 Steve Matson

  • date of photo  Sep 11, 2004
  • date collected  Sep 11, 2004
  • latitude 39.23930   longitude -120.03220     View on Google Maps.
  • this photo depicts a plant that was cultivated or collected in the wild
  • photo location   Matson Photo Lab;7660 North Ave. Kings Beach, Placer Co. CA
  • plant's place of origin   Tahoe Basin, Kings Beach, in swale northwest of Safeway 50 meters: elevation: 6,248 ft. (Placer County, California, US)
  • family Poaceae
  • plant community   disturbed site: Kings Beach Safeway Wetland Reveg site
  • notes   specimen collected by Steve Matson # 1151 on 11 September 2004. Unusual plant for the Tahoe Basin. First encounter with this alien exotic in the Tahoe Basin. Probably introduced as part of reveg seed mix. Does not appear to be spreading.
  • camera   Canon EOS D60 with 100mm macro lens
  • contributor's ID #  C:Botany ImagesPoaceaePolypogonmaritimus6-2389.jpg
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Mediterranean Rabbitsfoot Grass (ITIS )
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Adonis (Don) Tate    Mar 7, 2019

    Action: changed name from "Polypogon maritimus" to "Polypogon monspeliensis "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "Photographer took down a photo of an inflorescence from same time and place after I pointed out to him that lemma awns were showing, unlike in his pix of individual immature spikelets. Some lemma hairs will slightly exceed the lemma tip in monspeliensis, but they don't grow on the tip itself."

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