Taxon  Report   12069 
Stipa speciosa  Trin. & Rupr.
Desert needle grass
Stipa speciosa
© 2011 Steve Matson
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Stipa speciosa
© 1983 Dean Wm. Taylor
Stipa speciosa
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Stipa speciosa, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

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Stipa speciosa
© 2003 James M. Andre
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Achnatherum speciosum
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Achnatherum speciosum
ICPN: Jarava speciosa
ICPN: Pappostipa speciosa
More information about  Stipa speciosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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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: Jul 20, 2018).

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