Taxon  Report   2610 
Danthonia californica  Bol.
California oatgrass
Danthonia californica
© 2018 Emily Allen
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Danthonia californica
© 2007 Steve Matson
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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Plant Characteristics
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Danthonia californica
© 2002 Bart and Susan Eisenberg
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Danthonia
(many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Danthonia americana
ICPN + PLANTS: Danthonia californica var. californica
PLANTS: Danthonia californica var. palousensis
PLANTS: Danthonia californica var. piperi
ICPN + PLANTS: Danthonia californica var. americana
More information about  Danthonia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on

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

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 27, 2018).

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