Regularity: Regularly occurring
Global Range: Throughout Nevada, except for the northwestern counties (Kartesz, 1988). Inyo and Mono Counties, California (Hickman, 1993). In Utah, occurs in Beaver, Box Elder, Juab, Millard, and Tooele Counties (Welsh, 1993).
Comments: Calcareous, rocky, limestone basin floors, slopes and washes with Atriplex, Ceratoides, Larrea, Ambrosia, Sarcobatus, Grayia, and Lycium (Kartesz, 1988).
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure
Reasons: Blepharidachne kingii is rare in California, occurring only in Inyo and Mono Counties. In Nevada, it is one of the most abundant grasses in the northeastern desert and occurs into Utah and possibly Idaho (if so, it is rare there).
Blepharidachne kingii is a species of grass known by the common name King's eyelashgrass. It is native to the Great Basin in the United States, where it grows in habitat such as pinyon-juniper woodland. It is rare in California and Idaho, but it is one of the most common grasses of the northeastern deserts of Nevada.
Blepharidachne kingii is a perennial bunchgrass growing in clumps or mats of stems 3 to 14 centimeters tall. The curved, twisted, stiff, hairlike leaf blades are up to 3 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a purplish to straw-colored panicle of finely hairy spikelets.
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