Taxon  Report   9458    
Digitaria californica  (Benth.) Henrard
Arizona cottontop
Digitaria californica
© 2009 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Digitaria californica
© 2009 James M. Andre
Digitaria californica
© 2012 Keir Morse
Digitaria californica, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

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Digitaria californica
© 2009 James M. Andre
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Digitaria
Subspecies and Varieties:
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

CNPS accepted name:
Digitaria californica var. californica

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Trichachne californica
More information about  Digitaria californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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 19, 2019).