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Last updated 5/21/2009 by David Giblin.
Danthonia californica Bol.[FNA25, HC, HC2]
California oatgrass

Publication: Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 182. 1863.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA25: "Danthonia californica grows in prairies, meadows, and open woods. It has a disjunct distribution, one portion of its range being located in western North America, the other in Chile. An introduced population has been found at Mansfield, Massachusetts.

Plants with pilose foliage have been called D. californica var. americana (Scribn.) Hitchc. and plants with sparsely pilose lemma backs D. californica var. macounii Hitchc., but the variation does not appear to be taxonomically significant."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Danthonia americana Scribn.
Danthonia californica Bol. var. americana (Scribn.) Hitchc.
Danthonia californica Bol. var. palousensis H. St. John
Danthonia californica Bol. var. piperi H. St. John