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Achnatherum webberi

Achnatherum webberi (Thurb.) Barkworth

Webber Needlegrass, Webber's Needle Grass

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Oryzopsis webberi, Stipa webberi

USDA Symbol: ACWE3

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 14 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: CA , CO , ID , NV , OR , SD , UT
Native Habitat: Dry open flats and on rocky slopes, often with sagebrush.

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


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

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