Taxon  Report   12069    
Stipa speciosa  Trin. & Rupr.
Desert needle grass
Stipa speciosa
© 2003 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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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Plant Characteristics
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Stipa speciosa
© 2011 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Achnatherum speciosum

Alternate Names:
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   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (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:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).