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Danthonia intermedia

Danthonia intermedia Vasey

Timber Oatgrass, Timber Wild Oat Grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Danthonia canadensis, Danthonia intermedia var. cusickii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)

Timber wild oat grass is a 6-20 in. bunchgrass bearing narrow, purplish, few-flowered seed heads. The tufts are small and pale at the base.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf: Green
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MI , MT , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , SK
Native Distribution: Nf. to AK, s., especially in the mts., to NM & CA; also n. MI & Black Hills
Native Habitat: Wet, alpine meadows; bogs; dry, rocky prairies or forests; 7000-9000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Wet or moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

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National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Danthonia intermedia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Danthonia intermedia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Danthonia intermedia


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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