Calflora
Taxon  Report   12047    
Stipa coronata  Thurb.
Crested needle grass
Stipa coronata
© 2010 Christopher Bronny
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Stipa coronata
© 2013 Christopher Bronny
Stipa coronata
© 2018 Dana York
Stipa coronata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Interactive Distribution Map


Observation Hotline
(observation details)



point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations



Bloom Period
Stipa coronata
© 2005 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Achnatherum coronatum

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Achnatherum coronatum
More information about  Stipa coronata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (ACCO21)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).