Taxon  Report   79 
Achnatherum parishii  (Vasey) Barkworth  (not an active name)
Parish's needlegrass,  Small crested needlegrass
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Achnatherum parishii, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Achnatherum parishii
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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Achnatherum
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Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 accepted name: Stipa parishii var. parishii
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XWALK: Stipa coronata var. depauperata
NOTE: Achnatherum parishii is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 29, 2017).

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