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Status: record imperata_brevifolia - Fri, Dec. 3, 2021, 04:53 ET b
Imperata brevifolia
common nameCalifornia satintail
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life form rhizomatous herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2B.1
LIST 2B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere.
     0.1: Seriously endangered in California
state rank
S3      ranking system key
global rank
G4     G4: apparently secure, but some concern
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (38):
Calexico (004B) 3211564, Heber (005A) 3211565, Blythe NE (058A) 3311465, Mccoy Wash (058B) 3311466, Canada Gobernadora (070D) 3311755, White Water (083B) 3311686, Palm Springs (083D) 3311675, San Jacinto (084C) 3311678, Keller Peak (106A) 3411721, Harrison Mountain (106B) 3411722, Redlands (106C)? 3411712, Yucaipa (106D)? 3411711, San Bernardino North (107A) 3411723, Glendora (109A)? 3411727, Azusa (109B) 3411728, Condor Peak (136C) 3411832, Matilija (141A) 3411943, Wheeler Springs (166D) 3411953, Gosford (240D)? 3511931, Furnace Creek (324A) 3611647, Panamint Butte (326A) 3611743, Visalia (334D) 3611933, Nevares Peak (346D) 3611657, Craig Canyon (350A) 3611767, Wahtoke (356B) 3611964, Reedley (356C) 3611954, Malaga (357B)? 3611966, Fresno South (358A)? 3611967, East Of Tin Mountain (369A) 3611783, Piedra (377C) 3611974, Clovis (378C)? 3611976, Fresno North (379D)? 3611977, Scottys Castle (389D) 3711713, Clearlake Highlands (533B)* 3812286, Whispering Pines (533C)* 3812276, Paradise West (592C) 3912176, Campbell Mound (593A) 3912187, Richardson Springs (593D) 3912177
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Butte (BUT), Fresno (FRE), Imperial (IMP), Inyo (INY), Kern (KRN), Lake (LAK)*, Los Angeles (LAX), Orange (ORA), Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), Tehama (TEH), Tulare (TUL), Ventura (VEN), Arizona (AZ), Baja California (BA), New Mexico (NM)*, Nevada (NV), Texas (TX), Utah (UT)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Chaparral (Chprl)
•Coastal scrub (CoScr)
•Mojavean desert scrub (MDScr)
•Meadows and seeps (Medws)(often alkali)
•Riparian scrub (RpScr)/mesic
blooming period Sep-May  
elevation range0 - 1215 meters
Many collections old; need field surveys. Records from BUT, THE, and LAK counties may represent escapes from ornamental plantings. Threatened by development and agriculture. Mistakenly classified as a noxious weed in California from 1960 to 2004. See Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 13: 26 (1886) for original description.
full nameImperata brevifolia Vasey
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Additional information:
standard acronym  IMBR2 Element Code  PMPOA3D020
CalFlora species this taxon    CalFlora genus related taxa
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Fri, Dec. 3, 2021 from

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