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:
Typification:
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 ()
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (mechanical injury fide Grass US, as Stipa comata; Intermt F, as Stipa comata)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SUBARCTIC AMERICA: Canada [Yukon Territory (s.)]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba (s.w.), Saskatchewan]
    • 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]
    • United States (w. & c., sporadic in e.)


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. 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)
  3. Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  4. Deam, C. C. Flora of Indiana. (F Indiana)
  5. Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  6. Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. (Grass US)
  7. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  8. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains. (Atlas GPlains)
  9. Mohlenbrock, R. H. Guide to the vascular flora of Illinois. (F IllMohl)
  10. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  11. Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. (F Utah ed2)

Check other web resources for Hesperostipa comata (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth :


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=402288. Accessed 25 April 2018.