Taxon  Report   6648    
Pleuropogon californicus  (Nees) Benth. ex Vasey
Annual semaphoregrass,  Semaphore grass
Pleuropogon californicus
© 2011 Hattie Brown
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Pleuropogon californicus
© 2004 James B. Gratiot
Pleuropogon californicus
© 2004 James B. Gratiot
Pleuropogon californicus, a monocot, is a perennial grass (rhizomatous) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Pleuropogon californicus
© 2004 James B. Gratiot
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Pleuropogon
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Redwood Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Pleuropogon californicus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 16, 2019).