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Green Needlegrass - Stipa viridula
Other Names:  Nassella viridula


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 5

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General Description
Stems 50–100 cm. Leaves: blades 1–2 mm wide hairy at the throat; ligules 1–2 mm long. Inflorescence a contracted panicle 7–14 cm long. Spikelets 9–12 mm long. Lemmas appressed hairy, with an awn 2–3.5 cm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout N. America except in the eastern portion of the continent (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 143

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Habitat
Sagebrush steppe and other open dry sites at lower elevations especially east and south of the continental divide (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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