Calflora
Taxon  Report   7735    
Sphenopholis obtusata  (Michx.) Scribn.
Prairie wedge grass,  Prairie wedgescale, Wedgegrass
Sphenopholis obtusata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond, (questionable).
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Sphenopholis
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aira obtusata
PLANTS: Sphenopholis obtusata var. lobata
PLANTS: Sphenopholis obtusata var. pubescens
More information about  Sphenopholis obtusata
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (SPOB)


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 23, 2019).