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Achnatherum lettermanii (Vasey) Barkworth
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Stipa lettermanii
USDA Symbol: ACLE9
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
The culms of this bunchgrass, occurring in large tufts, rise 1-2 ft. among leaves of equal height. The seedhead is slender and narrow with spikelets bearing a distinctive awn extending far beyond the grain.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
, WY Native Distribution:
Gallatin Co., MT
s. to n. NM
& s. CA Native Habitat:
Open woods & dry flats at high altitudes
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Useful for revegetating upper elevation sites.
PropagationDescription: Sow seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Seed does not require pretreatment.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff