Taxon  Report   394    
Anthoxanthum aristatum  Boiss.
Annual vernal grass,  Annual vernalgrass
Anthoxanthum aristatum
© 2017 Hannah Kang
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Anthoxanthum aristatum, a monocot, is an annual grass that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Anthoxanthum aristatum
© 2014 Zoya Akulova (ssp. aristatum)
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Anthoxanthum
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Anthoxanthum odoratum var. puelii
PLANTS: Anthoxanthum ovatum var. aristatum
PLANTS: Anthoxanthum puelii
More information about  Anthoxanthum aristatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 21, 2019).