Taxon  Report   11254 
Stipa divaricata  Columbus & J.P. Sm.
Small-flowered rice grass
Stipa divaricata
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Stipa divaricata, 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.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Stipa divaricata
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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS
PLANTS accepted name: Piptatheropsis micrantha
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Oryzopsis micrantha
TJM2 + CNPS: Piptatherum micranthum
More information about  Stipa divaricata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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: Nov 24, 2017).

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