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Achnatherum parishii

Achnatherum parishii (Vasey) Barkworth

Parish's Needle Grass, Parish's Needlegrass

Poaceae (Grass family)


USDA Symbol: ACPA13

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 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT
Native Habitat: Dry, rocky slopes, in desert shrub and pinyon-juniper associations.

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


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

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