Taxon  Report   5766 
Nassella lepida  (Hitchc.) Barkworth  (not an active name)
Foothill stipa,  Small flowered needlegrass, Small flowered stipa, Smallflower tussockgrass
Nassella lepida
© 2009 Tom Cochrane
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Nassella lepida, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Nassella lepida
© 2009 Adonis (Don) Tate
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Nassella
Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Prairie
Habitat: slopes
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS + JM93
ICPN accepted name: Stipa lepida
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Stipa lepida var. andersonii
PLANTS: Stipa lepida
NOTE: Nassella lepida is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Nassella lepida
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Aug 18, 2018).

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