Taxon  Report   2610    
Danthonia californica  Bol.
California oatgrass
Danthonia californica
© 2002 Bart and Susan Eisenberg
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Danthonia californica
© 2007 Steve Matson
Danthonia californica
© 2008 Keir Morse
Danthonia californica, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, wis also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Danthonia californica
© 2018 Miao Ling He
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Danthonia
Communities: (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Danthonia americana
ICPN + PLANTS: Danthonia californica var. californica
PLANTS: Danthonia californica var. palousensis
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More information about  Danthonia californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

California's Coastal Prairies:  Grasses. Sonoma State University (contributed by Ralph Gibson)

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).