Latin name: Gastridium phleoides (Nees & Meyen)
  C.E. Hubb.
  Pronunciation: gas-TRID-ee-um flee-oh-EYE-dees

  Common name: Nit grass
  Family: Poaceae (Grass)
  Habitat: Dry open and waste places to 4000',
  most of cismontane California, Channel Islands,
  introduced from Europe

  Blooming period: April to November
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Gastridium
  2) phleoides
  Formerly Gastridium ventricosum
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