mountain rice grass, short-horned rice grass
[Milium pungens Torr. ex Spreng., more...]
Etymology: Piptatheropsis: Greek pipto for "to fall" and opsis for "like" or "resembling"
Plants: perennial grass
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 8 Invasive And Exotic Species of North America: Descriptions, management issues, warnings, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food
Alberta Government: "The identification of certain native and naturalized grasses by their vegetative characters", S.E. Clarke, J.A. Campbell and W. Shevkenek. 1950.
(Publication no. 762 ; Technical bulletin no. 50) Drawings, descriptions.