Calflora
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

ICPN accepted 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

USDA PLANTS Profile (ACSP12)


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jun 17, 2019).