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Achnatherum eminens

Achnatherum eminens (Cav.) Barkworth

Southwestern Needle Grass, Southwestern Needlegrass, Southwestern Rice Grass

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Stipa eminens

USDA Symbol: ACEM4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Habitat: Dry rocky slopes, primarily in desert scrub.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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