Taxon  Report   73 
Achnatherum nelsonii  (Scribner) Barkworth  ssp. dorei  Barkworth & J. Maze   (not an active name; please see Stipa nelsonii var. dorei)
Dore's Needlegrass,  mountain needlegrass
Achnatherum nelsonii ssp. dorei, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Sagebrush Scrub
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Achnatherum
Parent Record Achnatherum nelsonii.
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Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 accepted name: Stipa nelsonii var. dorei
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Achnatherum nelsonii var. dorei
PLANTS: Stipa columbiana
PLANTS: Stipa minor
PLANTS: Stipa nelsonii ssp. dorei
PLANTS: Stipa nelsonii var. dorei
PLANTS: Stipa occidentalis var. minor
XWALK: Stipa williamsii
 NOTE: Achnatherum nelsonii ssp. dorei is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
 Information about  Achnatherum nelsonii ssp. dorei  from other sources:

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 05, 2015).

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