Oryzopsis asperifolia, Oryzopsis cuspidata.
Oryzopsis asperifolia Michx. Gramineae. Mountain Rice.
North America. The grain is large and affords a fine and abundant farina, deserving the attention of agriculturists.
Oryzopsis cuspidata Benth.
Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. This grass produces a small, black, nutritious seed, which is ground into flour and made into bread by the Zuni Indians, who, when their crops fail, become wandering hunters after these seeds.