Taxon  Report   12061 
Stipa occidentalis  Thurb. ex S. Watson
Western needlegrass
Stipa occidentalis
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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
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Achnatherum occidentale ssp. occidentale
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ICPN: Achnatherum occidentalis
ICPN: Achnatherum occidentale
More information about  Stipa occidentalis
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This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jun 22, 2018).

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