Taxon  Report   5952 
Orcuttia californica  Vasey
California orcutt grass
Orcuttia californica
© 2013 Anna Bennett
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Orcuttia californica
© 2005 Russell Huddleston
Orcuttia californica
© 2013 Anuja Parikh and Nathan Gale
Orcuttia californica, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California and Baja California.
also called Orcuttia californica var. californica
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.

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Orcuttia californica
© 2005 Jasmine J. Watts
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Orcuttia
Valley Grassland, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: vernal-pools
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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CNPS: Orcuttia californica var. californica
More information about  Orcuttia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Jul 22, 2018).

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