Taxon  Report   11331 
Anthoxanthum nitens  (Weber) Y. Schouten & Veldkamp  ssp. nitens 
Vanilla grass
Anthoxanthum nitens ssp. nitens
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Anthoxanthum nitens ssp. nitens
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Anthoxanthum nitens ssp. nitens
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Anthoxanthum nitens ssp. nitens, a monocot, is a perennial grass (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Anthoxanthum nitens ssp. nitens
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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Anthoxanthum
Parent Record Anthoxanthum nitens
Meadows and seeps, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS
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TJM2 + CNPS: Hierochloe odorata
More information about  Anthoxanthum nitens ssp. nitens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2017).

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