Taxon  Report   12133    
Anthoxanthum nitens  (Weber) Y. Schouten & Veldkamp
Vanilla grass
Anthoxanthum nitens
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Anthoxanthum nitens
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Anthoxanthum nitens
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Anthoxanthum nitens, a monocot, is a perennial grass (rhizomatous) that is native to California.

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Anthoxanthum nitens
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Anthoxanthum
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Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN

More information about  Anthoxanthum nitens
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


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website references from Google

Anthoxanthum:  from the Greek anthos for "flower," and xanthos, "yellow," alluding to the color of the ripened spikelets (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).