Taxon  Report   12061 
Stipa occidentalis  S. Watson
Western needlegrass

Stipa occidentalis
© 2005 Steve Matson
Stipa occidentalis
© 2013 Robert Steers
Stipa occidentalis
© 2002 Steve Matson
Stipa occidentalis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

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Stipa occidentalis
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Subspecies and Varieties:
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Achnatherum occidentalis
TJM2: Achnatherum occidentale
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: Oct 09, 2015).

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