Taxon  Report   9002    
Achnatherum nelsonii  (Scribn.) Barkworth  
(no longer an active name)
Columbia needlegrass
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Achnatherum nelsonii, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Achnatherum
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Stipa nelsonii

NOTE: Achnatherum nelsonii is no longer an active name.
More information about  Achnatherum nelsonii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 23, 2019).