Taxon  Report   2970    
Enneapogon desvauxii  P. Beauv.
Nine awned pappus grass,  Nineawn pappusgrass
Enneapogon desvauxii
© 2012 Duncan S. Bell
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Enneapogon desvauxii
© 2005 James M. Andre
Enneapogon desvauxii
© 2013 Don Davis
Enneapogon desvauxii, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Enneapogon desvauxii
© 2005 James M. Andre
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Enneapogon
Communities: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Pappophorum wrightii
More information about  Enneapogon desvauxii
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).