Calflora
Taxon  Report   7882 
Swallenia alexandrae  (Swallen) Soderstr. & H. F. Decker
Eureka dunegrass,  Eureka valley dune grass
Swallenia alexandrae
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Swallenia alexandrae
© 2005 Steve Matson
Swallenia alexandrae, a monocot, is a perennial grass (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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

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Swallenia alexandrae
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Swallenia
Community:
Creosote Bush Scrub
Habitat: dunes
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN + PLANTS: Ectosperma alexandrae
More information about  Swallenia alexandrae
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (SWAL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 25, 2018).

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