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Danthonia pilosa (hairy wallaby grass)

Danthonia pilosa
Danthonia pilosa
Photo courtesy Zoya Akulova

Rytidosperma penicillatum (hairy wallaby grass), formerly called Danthonia pilosa, is a perennial grass(family Poaceae) native to Australia. It is also found in Oregon and grows in disturbed open areas, meadows, and conifer forests. There is some dispute about whether the species in California actually R. clavatum.

Cal-IPC Inventory rating: Limited

Cal-IPC Resources on Danthonia pilosa

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • Brusati, E. (2011). Cal-IPC Inventory update adds eight plants. Cal-IPC News. 19: 18.

Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings

  • None for this species

Other Resources on Rytidosperma penicillatum

  • USDA PLANTS database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from the UC Berkeley Jepson Herbarium.
  • CalFlora - Distribution information by county based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.