Taxon  Report   12062 
Stipa occidentalis  S. Watson  var. californica  (Merr. & Burtt Davy) C.L. Hitchc.
California needle grass
Stipa occidentalis var. californica, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Stipa occidentalis var. californica
© 2006 Steve Matson
Stipa occidentalis var. californica
© 2008 Steve Matson
Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Parent Record Stipa occidentalis.
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS: accepted name: Achnatherum occidentale ssp. californicum
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TJM2: Achnatherum occidentale ssp. californicum
 Information about  Stipa occidentalis var. californica  from other sources:

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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: May 29, 2015).

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