Ptilagrostis kingii

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Ptilagrostis kingii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Ptilagrostis
Species: P. kingii
Binomial name
Ptilagrostis kingii
(Bol.) Barkworth
Synonyms

Oryzopsis kingii
Stipa kingii

Ptilagrostis kingii is a species of grass known by the common names Sierra false needlegrass[1] and King's ricegrass. It is endemic to the high mountains of the Sierra Nevada of California, where it grows in meadows and near streams in subalpine and alpine climates.

Description[edit]

It is a tuft-forming perennial bunchgrass growing 20 to 40 centimeters tall with narrow, rolled leaves. The narrow inflorescence is made up of a few upright branches lined with spikelets. Each spikelet has an awn up to 1.4 centimeters long which may be bent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ptilagrostis kingii". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 

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