CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record stipa_arida - Thu, Dec. 2, 2021, 16:24 ET b
Stipa arida
common nameMormon needle grass
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life formperennial herb
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 2B.3
LIST 2B: Rare, threatened, or endangered in California, but more common elsewhere.
     0.3: Not very endangered in California
state rank
S3?     S3: 21-80 occurrences or 3,000-10,000 individuals OR 10,000-50,000 acres
global rank
G5     G5: demonstrably secure to ineradicable
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
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Topographic quads (29):
Pinto Valley (200A) 3511523, Mineral Hill (225B) 3511544, Ivanpah (225D) 3511533, Mescal Range (226A) 3511545, Solomons Knob (227A) 3511547, State Line Pass (248B) 3511564, Ivanpah Lake (248C) 3511554, Mesquite Lake (249A) 3511565, Pachalka Spring (249C) 3511556, Clark Mountain (249D) 3511555, Kingston Peak (250B) 3511568, Horse Thief Springs (274C) 3511578, Blackwater Mine (274D) 3511577, Stewart Valley (298B) 3611622, Jail Canyon (302B) 3611722, East Of Echo Canyon (323A) 3611645, Echo Canyon (323B) 3611646, Wildrose Peak (325D) 3611731, Nova Canyon (326D) 3611733, Lee Wash (327A) 3611745, Thimble Peak (368D) 3611771, White Top Mountain (369C) 3611774, Teakettle Junction (370D) 3611775, Last Chance Range SW (390C) 3711716, Last Chance Range SE (390D) 3711715, Joshua Flats (391B) 3711728, East Of Waucoba Spring (391D) 3711717, Last Chance Mountain (410C) 3711736, Dyer (431A) 3711861
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Inyo (INY), Mono (MNO), San Bernardino (SBD), Arizona (AZ), Colorado (CO), Nevada (NV), Texas (TX), Utah (UT)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Joshua tree "woodland" (JTWld)
•Pinyon and juniper woodland (PJWld)/carbonate
blooming period May-Jul  
elevation range500 - 2570 meters
See Phytologia 74(1):1-25 (1993) for revised nomenclature.
full nameStipa arida M.E. Jones
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Additional information:
standard acronym   Element Code  PMPOA5X010
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Thu, Dec. 2, 2021 from

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