Taxon  Report   12059    
Stipa nelsonii  Scribn.  var. dorei  (Barkworth & J.R. Maze) Dorn
Mountain needle grass
Stipa nelsonii var. dorei, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Parent: Stipa nelsonii

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 1; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Communities: Sagebrush Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS other name:
Achnatherum nelsonii ssp. dorei

Alternate Names:
JEF: Achnatherum nelsonii ssp. dorei
JEF: Stipa columbiana
More information about  Stipa nelsonii var. dorei
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jun 03, 2020).