Rytidosperma penicillatum

Rytidosperma penicillatum_hairy wallaby grass_Michael Uhler_cropped
Photo: Michael Uhler

Synonyms: Danthonia pilosa R. Br.; Rytidosperma pilosum (R. Br.) Connor & Edgar

Common names: hairy wallaby grass; hairy oat grass

Rytidosperma penicillatum (= Danthonia pilosa hairy wallaby grass) is a perennial (family Poaceae) native to Australia. It is also found in Oregon and grows in disturbed open areas, meadows, and conifer forests.

Cal-IPC Rating: Limited

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.

Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

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Other Rytidosperma penicillatum Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution information with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • EDDMapS - North American distribution based on Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System.
  • Additional photos

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    Rytidosperma penicillatum, hairy wallaby grass, inflorescence. Photo: Zoya Akulova