Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Digitaria californica (Bentham) Henrard
Trichachne californica (Bentham) Chase
Valota saccharata (Buckley) Chase
Digitaria californica, according to Allred, was so named because of specimens
from Baja California-- it is not known from the state of California! It is a beautiful grass
with spikelets with long whitish hairs that give it a "cottony" appearance. The spikes stand
erect along the axis of the inflorescence, and the panicles have 3 or more nodes.
Please click on an image for a larger file.
Digitaria californica, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Saddlerock Cyn., Oct. 24, 2007
Digitaria californica, detail of spikelets, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Burro Mtns.,
Knight Peak, Oct. 6, 2007
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