[The Grass Family East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]


The Genera Achnatherum, Celtica, Eriocoma, Hesperostipa and Pappostipa East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington

Note: In Oregon, members of the genus Achnatherum are now a part of the genus Eriocoma.

Hairy awns of Thurber's needlegrass: Eriocoma thurberiana

Thurber's needlegrass: Eriocoma thurberiana

Bloomer's Ricegrass: Eriocoma bloomeri (Synonyms: Achnatherum xbloomeri, Achnatherum hymenoides x occidentale, Oryzopsis bloomeri, Stipa bloomeri, Stiporyzopsis xbloomeri)

Henderson's Needlegrass, Henderson's Ricegrass: Eriocoma hendersonii (Synonyms: Achnatherum hendersonii, Oryzopsis hendersonii, Stipa hendersonii)

Indian Ricegrass: Eriocoma hymenoides (Synonyms: Achnatherum hymenoides, Oryzopsis cuspidata, Oryzopsis hymenoides, Stipa hymenoides)

Lemmon's Needlegrass: Eriocoma lemmonii ssp. lemmonii (Synonyms: Achnatherum lemmonii ssp. lemmonii, Achnatherum lemmoni var. lemmonii, Stipa coumbiana, Stipa columbiana var. columbiana, Stipa lemmonii var. jonesii, Stipa lemmonii var. lemmonii)

Letterman's Needlegrass: Achnatherum lettermanii (Synonyms: Stipa lettermanii, Stipa minor, Stipa occidentalis var. minor) ?

Dore's Needlegras: Eriocoma nelsonii ssp. dorei (Synonyms: Achnatherum nelsonii ssp. dorei, Stipa nelsonii var. dorei, Stipa nelsonii ssp. dorei)

Columbia Needlegrass, Nelson's Needlegrass: Eriocoma nelsonii ssp. nelsonii (Synonyms: Achnatherum nelsonii ssp. nelsonii, Stipa columbiana var. nelsonii, Stipa nelsonii ssp. nelsonii, Stipa nelsonii var. nelsonii, Stipa occidentalis, Stipa occidentalis var. nelsonii, Stipa williamsii)

Nevada Needlegrass: Eriocoma nevadensis (Synonyms: Achnatherum nevadense, Stipa nevadensis)

California Needlegrass: Eriocoma occidentalis sp. californica (Synonyms: Achnatherum occidentale ssp. californicum, Stipa californica, Stipa occidentalis var. occidentalis)

Common Western Needlegrass, Pubescent Western Needlegrass: Eriocoma occidentalis ssp. pubescens (Synonyms: Achnatherum occidentale ssp. pubescens, Stipa elmeri, Stipa occidentalis var. pubescens)

Pine Needlegrass: Eriocoma pinetorum (Synonyms: Achnatherum pinetorum, Stipa pinetorum)

Richardson's Needlegrass: Eriocoma richardsonii (Synonyms: Achnatherum richardsonii, Stipa richardsonii)

Thurber's Needlegrass: Eriocoma thurberiana (Synonyms: Achnatherum thurberianum, Stipa thurberiana)

Wallowa Ricegrass: Eriocoma wallowaensis (Synonym: Achnatherum wallowaense)

Webber's Needlegrass: Eriocoma webberi (Synonyms: Achnatherum webberi, Oryzopsis webberi, Stipa webberi)

Giant Feather Grass: Celtica gigantea (Synonym: Stipa gigantea) - Non-native. I'm not sure if this is invasive or not, but it may occasionally be found at old homesites.

Needle-and-thread, Needle and Thread: Hesperostipa comata (Synonyms: Stipa comata, Stipa comata var. comata, Stipa comata var. intosa)

Desert Needlegrass: Pappostipa speciosa (Synonyms: Achnatherum speciosum, Stipa speciosa)

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