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Achnatherum occidentale

Achnatherum occidentale (Thurb.) Barkworth

Western Needle Grass, Western Needlegrass

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ACOC3

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

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC

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 (openherbarium.org)

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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