Taxon  Report   7735 
Sphenopholis obtusata  (Michaux) Scribner
Prairie wedge grass,  Prairie wedgescale, Wedgegrass
Sphenopholis obtusata
© 2008 Dean Wm. Taylor, Ph.D.
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Sphenopholis obtusata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Sphenopholis obtusata
© 2009 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Sphenopholis
Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Aira obtusata
PLANTS: Sphenopholis obtusata var. lobata
PLANTS: Sphenopholis obtusata var. pubescens
More information about  Sphenopholis obtusata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 22, 2018).

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