Calflora
Taxon  Report   11726    
Hilaria rigida  (Thurb.) Scribn.
Big galleta
Hilaria rigida
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Hilaria rigida
© 2009 Anna Bennett
Hilaria rigida
© 2004 James M. Andre
Hilaria rigida, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Hilaria rigida
© 2004 Hartmut Wisch
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Hilaria
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Pleuraphis rigida

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Pleuraphis rigida
More information about  Hilaria rigida
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (PLRI3)

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).