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Needle & Thread Grass
Stipa comata var. comata
  
About Needle & Thread Grass (Stipa comata var. comata) Nurseries Show All Photos Needle & Thread Grass (HesperoStipa comata ssp. comata) is a native grass that grows in northern, southern and central California. It is moderately fast growing and moderately long-lived. It grows in a semi-upright form to a height of 3 feet, with active growth during the spring. Flowers are white and bloom in the early summer. Leaves are medium green and deciduous. It tends to grow in well drained soils, at elevations from 700-11500 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Grasses

Max. Height
3 - 4 ft (0.9 - 1.2 m)

Dormancy
Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
White

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
Welldrained soils

Sun
Sun

Elevation ?
479' - 11536'

Annual Precip. ?
6.9" - 43.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.26" - 3.50"

Coldest Month ?
22.4° F - 53.3° F

Hottest Month ?
44.5° F - 77.3° F

Humidity ?
1.11 vpd - 27.84 vpd

Sunset Zones ?
1, 2*, 3, 7, 14, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Botanical Names
Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata



Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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