Species Details

Anthoxanthum nitens ssp. nitens

vanilla-grass

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Scientific Name:
Anthoxanthum nitens (Weber) Y. Schouten & Veldkamp ssp. nitens
Common Name:
vanilla-grass
Family: Poaceae
Element Code: PMPOA35041
USDA Plants Symbol:
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5
State Rank:
S2
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.3 to 2B.3 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2022-03-01
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: Apr-Jul
Elevation:
1500 - 1895 meters
4920 - 6215 feet
General Habitat:
  • Meadows and seeps (mesic)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Unconfirmed specimens at the California Academy of Sciences have been recorded from Yosemite NP, San Pedro Valley (SMT Co.), and Fern Cyn. (MEN Co.); need verification. On review list in OR.
Threats:

Possibly threatened by grazing and foot traffic. 

Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 6
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 3 0 0 0 3
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 4
Recent <=20 Years 2
Presence:
Presumed Extant 6
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA), Oregon (OR), Washington (WA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Del Norte (DNT), Shasta (SHA), Siskiyou (SIS)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Crescent City (4112472), Lassen Peak (4012145), Panther Rock (4112272), Seven Lakes Basin (4112224), Smith River (4112482), Thousand Lakes Valley (4012165)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads