Taxon: Hesperostipa comata (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth

 
Genus: Hesperostipa
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Pooideae
Tribe: Stipeae
Nomen number: 402288
Place of publication: Phytologia 74:16. 1993
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 02-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Feb-2012
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 106 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • needle-and-thread grass  (Source: Intermt F) - English
  • needlegrass  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • spear grass  (Source: F Canada) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (mechanical injury fide Grass US, as Stipa comata; Intermt F, as Stipa comata)

Distributional Range:

    Native

  • Northern America

    • United States
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    • Subarctic America: Canada Yukon Territory
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan

  • Naturalized


References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Allred, Kelly W. Flora Neomexicana I: The vascular plants of New Mexico, an annotated checklist to the names of vascular plants with synonymy and bibliography. (L New Mex)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. 1972- (Intermt F)
  • Deam, C. C. Flora of Indiana. (F Indiana)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. 1950 (Grass US)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains. (Atlas GPlains)
  • Mohlenbrock, R. H. Guide to the vascular flora of Illinois. (F IllMohl)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. 1978-1979 (F Canada)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. (F Utah ed2)

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