California Oatgrass

Danthonia californica
  • Description: Perennial, tufted bunchgrass from fibrous roots, with a tussled appearance. This species is a slow-to-establish, but long-lived native bunchgrass of open ecosystems.
  • Habitat: Meadows, rock outcrops, shorelines, and open woodlands.
  • Pair with: Roemer’s fescue, crown brodeia, fool’s onion, great camas, death camas.
  • Fun Fact: Bunchgrasses are an important component of Garry Oak meadows, and provide cover, forage, and structure for a variety of native birds, mammals, butterflies, and insects.

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