Taxon  Report   11227    
Stipa diegoensis  Swallen
San diego county needle grass
Stipa diegoensis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, Baja California.
also called Achnatherum diegoense
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   CNPS Inventory
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(245 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

PLANTS other name:
Achnatherum diegoense

Alternate Names:
JEF + CNPS: Achnatherum diegoense
More information about  Stipa diegoensis
Nursery 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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Feb 27, 2020).