Taxon  Report   77    
Achnatherum occidentale  (Thurb. ex S. Watson) Barkworth  ssp. occidentale   
(no longer an active name)
Western needlegrass
Achnatherum occidentale ssp. occidentale, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

Bloom Period
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Stipa occidentalis var. occidentalis

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Stipa occidentalis
NOTE: Achnatherum occidentale ssp. occidentale is no longer an active name.
More information about  Achnatherum occidentale ssp. occidentale
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2019).