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Agrostis pallens

Agrostis pallens Trin.

Dune Bent, Dune Bent Grass, Leafy Bent Grass, Seashore Bentgrass

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Agrostis diegoensis, Agrostis lepida, Agrostis pallens var. vaseyi

USDA Symbol: AGPA8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 28 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , WA
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Coastal sands and cliffs, meadows, and in open xeric to subalpine woodlands.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (

Additional resources

USDA: Find Agrostis pallens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Agrostis pallens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Agrostis pallens


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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