Calflora
Taxon  Report   5952    
Orcuttia californica  Vasey
California orcutt grass
Orcuttia californica, a monocot, is an annual grass that is native to California, Baja California.
also called Orcuttia californica var. californica
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   CNPS Inventory

It is listed by the State of California as Endangered and by the Federal Government as 'Endangered '.
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Orcuttia
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: vernal-pools

Communities: Valley Grassland, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPS: Orcuttia californica var. californica
More information about  Orcuttia californica
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ORCA)


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: Oct 23, 2019).