Taxon  Report   8970 
Pleuropogon californicus  (Nees) Benth. ex Vasey  var. davyi  (L. D. Benson) But
Davy's semaphore grass
Pleuropogon californicus var. davyi
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Pleuropogon californicus var. davyi, a monocot, is a perennial grass (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Pleuropogon davyi
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Pleuropogon californicus var. davyi
© 2015 Allison Rofe
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Pleuropogon
Parent Record Pleuropogon californicus
Redwood Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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PLANTS: Lophochlaena californica var. davyi
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Pleuropogon davyi
More information about  Pleuropogon californicus var. davyi
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Sep 22, 2018).

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