Taxon  Report   66    
Achnatherum coronatum  (Thurb.) Barkworth  
(no longer an active name)
Giant needlegrass,  Giant ricegrass, Giant stipa
Achnatherum coronatum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Achnatherum
Habitat: slopes

Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Stipa coronata

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Stipa coronata
NOTE: Achnatherum coronatum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Achnatherum coronatum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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: Feb 25, 2020).