Achnatherum coronatum

Giant Rice Grass

Plant family: Poaceae - Grass


Plant type: Grass-like

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Insignificant
Blooming Season Spring
Height 2-3 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Woodland/Forest

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Decomposed Granite, Sand, Sandy Loam

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Edible , Important to Native People, Slope Stabilizer

Plant Highlights

Also known by the common name Crested Needlegrass, this is native to southern California and Baja California. This is a cool season, perennial grass, greenish in color, which forms loose bunches up to about six feet in maximum height. A generous inflorescence up to 2 feet long with large spikelets, each up to 1 inch long is produced.

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