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Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata

Hesperostipa comata (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth ssp. comata

Needle And Thread

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Hesperostipa comata var. comata, Stipa comata, Stipa comata ssp. intonsa, Stipa comata var. comata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CA , CO , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MI , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , NY , OK , OR , RI , SD , TX , UT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , SK
Native Habitat: Prairie/Meadow/Field

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium


Attracts: Birds

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From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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