Pleuraphis jamesii

Hilaria jamesii, Galleta

  • Height:   under 1 ft to 1 ft -
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   grass
  • Inflorescence Size:   1 - 5 in
  • Flower Type:   grass spikelet
  • Bloom Type:   cool (grasses)
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   desert - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • 3409

Taxon report data from Calflora

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Hilaria jamesii

Common Name:Galleta
a.k.a.: Pleuraphis jamesii

Hilaria jamesii, a angiosperm, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Inyo, Mono, San Bernardino

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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