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    • Stipa arida
  • English
    • mormon needle grass

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mormon needle grass Stipa arida




June 30, 2014 08:30 PM CDT


Not sure if this is the right name. Very sharp needles on the head of the grass.

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Description from Wikipedia

Achnatherum aridum is a species of grass known by the common name Mormon needlegrass. It is native to the southwestern United States from the Mojave Desert in California east to Colorado and New Mexico.

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Conservation Summary

  • California, US
    2.3 (Source: CNPS)
    California Native Plant Society, California Rare Plant Rank 2.3: Plants Rare, Threatened, or Endangered in California, But More Common Elsewhere - Not very threatened in California
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