Achnatherum

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Achnatherum
Achnatherum parishii.jpg
Achnatherum parishii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Genus: Achnatherum
P. Beauv.
Species

about 100-300 species, see text

Achnatherum is a genus of plants which includes several species of needlegrass.[1] Several needlegrass species have been switched between Achnatherum and genus Stipa; taxonomy between the two closely related genera is still uncertain.

Achnatherum hymenoides was useful as a food source to Native Americans. Achnatherum brachychaetum is best known as a noxious weed.

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