Taxon: Danthonia spicata (L.) P. Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.

 
Genus: Danthonia
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
  Subfamily: Danthonioideae
      Tribe: Danthonieae
Nomen number: 103485
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 2:690. 1817
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Nov-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Proc E Nat Grass Sym)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, - Newfoundland, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - Prince Edward Island, - Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - North Dakota, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - West Virginia
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Coahuila, - Tamaulipas
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Florida, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Hidalgo, - Puebla, - Veracruz
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - Nevada
    • Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory; United States - Alaska
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia, - Manitoba, - Saskatchewan

References:

  • Baeza P., C. M. 1996. Los géneros Danthonia DC. y Rhytidosperma Steud. (Poaceae) en América - Una revisión (Sendtnera) 3:58.
  • Englert, J. 1999. New and upcoming native grass releases from the Eastern US Plant Materials Centers (Proc E Nat Grass Sym) 2:131.
  • Fernald, M. L. Gray's manual of botany, ed. 8. 1950 (Grays Man)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. 1950 (Grass US)
  • Linder, H. P. et al. 2010. A generic classification of the Danthonioideae (Poaceae) Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 97:350.
  • Mejía-Saulés, M. T. & P. Dávila A. Gramíneas Útiles de México. Cuad. Inst. Biol. 16. 1992 (Grass Util Mex)

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