Selected Plants of Navajo Rangelands
Scribner needlegrass grows in dense mats or tufts, often on rocky slopes among conifers. The stalks can grow to three feet tall. It gets its name from the needle-like awns that protrude from its seeds. These awns can be Â½ to 1 inch long and are slightly fuzzy.
Scribner needlegrass occurs on parts of the Navajo Nation but is not widespread.
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