Calflora
Taxon  Report   11226    
Stipa arida  M.E. Jones
Mormon needle grass
Stipa arida, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Achnatherum aridum
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   CNPS Inventory
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Observation Search
(91 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa

Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

PLANTS other name:
Achnatherum aridum

Alternate Names:
JEF + CNPS: Achnatherum aridum
More information about  Stipa arida
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ACAR14)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

Consortium of California Herbaria


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 10, 2020).