Page author: David Giblin
Anthoxanthum aristatum
annual vernalgrass

Distribution: Occurring in scattered locations on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California; eastern half of North America.

Habitat: Meadows, grasslands, forest openings, and other disturbed, open areas at low to moderate elevations.

Flowers: May-July

Origin: Introduced

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Anthoxanthum aristatum Boiss.
Publication: Voy. Bot. Espagne 2: 638. 1842.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Anthoxanthum odoratum L. var. puelii (Lecoq & Lamotte) Coss. & Durieu
Anthoxanthum puelii Lecoq & Lamotte
ssp. aristatum – small sweet vernal grass    In scattered locations across Washington; occurring sparingly in scattered locations across North America.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Anthoxanthum aristatum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Anthoxanthum aristatum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Anthoxanthum aristatum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Anthoxanthum aristatum photos.

USDA Plants: Anthoxanthum aristatum information.

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