Calflora
Taxon  Report   12041 
Stipa brachychaeta  Godr.
Puna needle grass
Stipa brachychaeta
© 2001 CDFA
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Stipa brachychaeta
© 2001 CDFA
Stipa brachychaeta
© 2001 CDFA
Stipa brachychaeta, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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Stipa brachychaeta
© 2001 CDFA
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Achnatherum brachychaetum
Alternate Names:
(according to)

ICPN: Achnatherum brachychaetum
ICPN: Amelichloa brachychaeta
More information about  Stipa brachychaeta
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (ACBR5)

Search efloras.org (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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 23, 2018).

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