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Achnatherum nelsonii
Nelson's needlegrass

Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Yukon Territory to California, east to the northern Great Plains and Colorado.

Habitat: Moist to mesic, montane to subalpine meadows and open forest.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Wind


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Accepted Name:
Achnatherum nelsonii (Scribn.) Barkworth
Publication: Phytologia 74(1): 9. 1993.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Eriocoma nelsonii (Scribn.) Romasch.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Achnatherum nelsonii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Achnatherum nelsonii checklist entry

OregonFlora: Achnatherum nelsonii information

E-Flora BC: Achnatherum nelsonii atlas page

CalPhotos: Achnatherum nelsonii photos

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