Calflora
Taxon  Report   4322    
Imperata brevifolia  Vasey
California satintail
Imperata brevifolia, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNDDB
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Observation Search
(140 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Imperata

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Imperata hookeri
More information about  Imperata brevifolia

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 27, 2020).