Taxon  Report   81    
Achnatherum speciosum  (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth  
(no longer an active name)
Desert needlegrass,  Desert stipa
Achnatherum speciosum, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Achnatherum
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Stipa speciosa

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Stipa speciosa
NOTE: Achnatherum speciosum is no longer an active name.
More information about  Achnatherum speciosum
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Aug 22, 2019).