A Photographic Guide to Plants of
Humboldt Bay Dunes and Wetlands

Compiled by Gordon Leppig and Andrea Pickart

Release 2.0

April 2018

Poaceae

Scientific Name

Agrostis hallii

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Common Name 

Hall's bentgrass

Close-up 

Agrostis_hallii_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Agrostis microphylla

Agrostis_microphylla_plant.jpg

Common Name 

little-leaf bentgrass

Close-up 

Agrostis_microphylla_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Agrostis stolonifera

Agrostis_stolonifera_plant.jpg

Common Name 

creeping bentgrass

Close-up 

Agrostis_stolonifera_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

BM, AW, FM

Other

N/A

Agrostis_stolonifera_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Aira praecox

Aira_praecox_plant.jpg

Common Name 

yellow hairgrass

Close-up 

Aira_praecox_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS, SW

Other

N/A

Aira_praecox_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Aira caryophyllea

Aira_cariophyllea_plant.jpg

Common Name 

silver hairgrass

Close-up 

Aira_cariophyllea_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS, SW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Ammophila arenaria

Ammophila_arenaria_plant.jpg

Common Name 

European beach grass

Close-up 

Ammophila_arenaria_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS

Other

N/A

Ammophila_arenaria_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Anthoxanthum occidentale

Anthoxanthum_occidentale_plant.jpg

Common Name 

western sweetgrass

Close-up 

Anthoxanthum_occidentaleL_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

CDF

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Anthoxanthum odoratum

Anthoxanthum_odoratum_plant.jpg

Common Name 

sweet vernal grass

Close-up 

Anthoxanthum_odoratum_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS, SW, AW, FS, CDF

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Avena sativa

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Common Name 

common oats

Close-up 

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Status

E

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

AW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Briza maxima

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Common Name 

big quaking grass

Close-up 

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Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS, SW

Other

N/A

Briza_maxima_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Briza minor

1. No image

Common Name 

little quaking grass

Close-up 

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Status

E

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SW, FM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Bromus carinatus var. carinatus

Bromus_carinatus_plant.jpg

Common Name 

mountain brome

Close-up 

Bromus_carinatus_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Bromus diandrus

Bromus_diandrus_plant.jpg

Common Name 

ripgut brome

Close-up 

Bromus_diandrus_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS, SW

Other

N/A

Bromus_diandrus_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Bromus hordeaceus

1. No image

Common Name 

soft chess

Close-up 

Bromus_hordeaceous_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, BM , SW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Bromus maritimus

Bromus_maritimus_plant.jpg

Common Name 

California brome

Close-up 

Bromus_maritimus_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS

Other

N/A

Bromus_maritimus_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Calamagrostis nutkaensis

Calamagrostis_nutkaensis_plant.jpg

Common Name 

reedgrass

Close-up 

Calamagrostis_nutkaensis_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF, BM

Other

N/A

Calamagrostis_nutkaensis_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Cortaderia jubata

Cortaderia_jubata_plant.jpg

Common Name 

jubata grass

Close-up 

Cortaderia_jubata_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, SW, CDF, RF

Other

N/A

Cortaderia_jubata_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Cynodon dactylon

1. No image

Common Name 

bermuda grass

Close-up 

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Status

E, I

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

DM, DS, AW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Cynosurus echinatus

Cynosaurus_echinatus_plant.jpg

Common Name 

dogtail grass

Close-up 

Cynosaurus_echinatus_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS, CDF

Other

N/A

Cynosurus_echinatus_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Dactylis glomerata

Dactylis_glomerata_plant.jpg

Common Name 

orchard-grass

Close-up 

Dactylis_glomerata_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF, AW

Other

N/A

Dactylis_glomerata_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. holciformis

Deschampsia_caespitosa_plant.jpg

Common Name 

coastal tufted hair-grass

Close-up 

Deschampsia_caespitosa_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

BM,SM

Other

N/A

Deschampsia_caespitosa_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Distichlis spicata

Distichlis_spicata_plant.jpg

Common Name 

saltgrass

Close-up 

Distichlis_spicata_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SM, BM, SW, AW

Other

N/A

Distichlis_spicata_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Elymus glaucus ssp. glaucus

1. No image

Common Name 

Jepson's blue wildrye

Close-up 

1. No image

Status

N

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

CDF, AW

Other

N/A

1. No image

Scientific Name

Elymus mollis ssp. mollis

Elymus_mollis_plant.jpg

Common Name 

dune wild-rye

Close-up 

Elymus_mollis_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM

Other

N/A

Elymus_mollis_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Elymus xvancouverensis

1. No image

Common Name 

Vancouver wild-rye

Close-up 

Elymus_xvancouverensis_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

AW, DM, BM

Other

N/A

Elymus_xvancouverensis_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Festuca bromoides

Festuca_bromoides_plant.jpg

Common Name 

brome fescue

Close-up 

Festuca_bromoides_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, DS

Other

N/A

Festuca_bromoides_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Festuca occidentalis

Festuca_occidentalis_plant.jpg

Common Name 

western fescue

Close-up 

Festuca_occidentalis_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF

Other

N/A

Festuca_occidentalis_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Festuca rubra

Festuca_rubra_plant.jpg

Common Name 

red fescue

Close-up 

Festuca_rubra_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, CDF

Other

N/A

Festuca_rubra_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Holcus lanatus

1. No image

Common Name 

common velvetgrass

Close-up 

Holcus_lanatus_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

AW, SW, FM, CDF

Other

N/A

Holcus_lanatus_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Hordeum brachyantherum ssp. brachyantherum

Hordeum_brachyantherum_plant.jpg

Common Name 

meadow barley

Close-up 

Hordeum_brachyantherum_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

BM

Other

N/A

Hordeum_brachyantherum_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Hordeum jubatum

Hordeum_jubatum_plant.jpg

Common Name 

foxtail barley

Close-up 

Hordeum_jubatum_flower.jpg

Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

BM, SM

Other

N/A

hor_jub_2_habitat_oldguide.jpg

Scientific Name

Parapholis incurva

Parapaholis_incurva_plant.jpg

Common Name 

curved sicklegrass

Close-up 

Parapholis_incurva_flower.jpg

Status

E

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SM

Other

N/A

Parapaholis_incurva_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Parapholis strigosa

Parapholis_strigosa_plant.jpg

Common Name 

hairy sickle grass

Close-up 

Parapholis_strigosa_flower.jpg

Status

E, I

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SM

Other

N/A

Parapholis_strigosa_habitat.jpg

Scientific Name

Poa annua

Poa_annua_plant.jpg

Common Name 

annual blue grass

Close-up 

Poa_annua_flower.jpg