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Achnatherum nevadense

Achnatherum nevadense (B.L. Johnson) Barkworth

Nevada Needle Grass, Nevada Needlegrass

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Stipa nevadensis

USDA Symbol: ACNE10

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: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: CA , CO , ID , NV , OR , UT , WY
Native Habitat: Sagebrush and open woodlands.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (

Additional resources

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


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

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