Taxon  Report   2610 
Danthonia californica  Bolander
California oatgrass
Danthonia californica
© 2007 Steve Matson
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Danthonia californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
Danthonia californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
Danthonia californica, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and wis also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Danthonia californica
© 2002 Bart and Susan Eisenberg
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Danthonia
Communities:
(many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Danthonia americana
TJM2 + PLANTS: Danthonia californica var. californica
PLANTS: Danthonia californica var. palousensis
PLANTS: Danthonia californica var. piperi
TJM2 + PLANTS: Danthonia californica var. americana
More information about  Danthonia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from PlantID.net

California's Coastal Prairies:  Grasses. Sonoma State University (contributed by Ralph Gibson)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (DACA3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: May 26, 2016).

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