Calflora
Taxon  Report   2691    
Deschampsia danthonioides  (Trin.) Munro
Annual hairgrass
Deschampsia danthonioides
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
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Deschampsia danthonioides
© 2008 Zoya Akulova
Deschampsia danthonioides
© 2007 Carol W. Witham
Deschampsia danthonioides, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to North America.

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Deschampsia danthonioides
© 2008 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Deschampsia
Communities: (many plant communities), Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Aira danthonioides
PLANTS: Deschampsia calycina
PLANTS: Deschampsia danthonioides var. gracilis
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More information about  Deschampsia danthonioides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (DEDA)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).