Taxon  Report   12044 
Stipa comata  Trin. & Rupr.
Stipa comata, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Stipa comata
© 2004 Robert Sivinski
Stipa comata
© 2007 Jason E. Willand
Yellow Pine Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Subspecies and Varieties:
Stipa comata var. comata
Stipa comata var. intermedia
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2
PLANTS: accepted name: Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Hesperostipa comata
 Information about  Stipa comata  from other sources:

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora (TJM2)

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 29, 2015).

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