Taxon  Report   5764 
Nassella cernua  (Stebb. & Love) Barkworth  (not an active name; please see Stipa cernua)
Needle grass,  Nodding needlegrass, Nodding stipa, Nodding tussockgrass
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Nassella cernua, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Nassella cernua
© 2011 CNPS, San Luis Obispo Chapter
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Nassella
Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub
Habitat: slopes
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
TJM2 accepted name: Stipa cernua
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PLANTS: Stipa cernua
NOTE: Nassella cernua is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 24, 2018).

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