Taxon  Report   12064 
Stipa occidentalis  Thurb. ex S. Watson  var. pubescens  (Vasey) J.R. Maze, Roy L. Taylor & MacBryde
Common western needle grass
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Stipa occidentalis var. pubescens, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Parent Record Stipa occidentalis
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Achnatherum occidentale ssp. pubescens
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ICPN: Achnatherum occidentale ssp. pubescens
More information about  Stipa occidentalis var. pubescens
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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: Sep 23, 2018).

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