Taxon  Report   8685 
Nassella tenuissima  (Trin.) Barkworth
Finestem needlegrass,  Mexican feathergrass
Nassella tenuissima
© 2010 Michael O'Brien
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Nassella tenuissima
© 2010 Adonis (Don) Tate
Nassella tenuissima
© 2011 Michael O'Brien
Nassella tenuissima, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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Nassella tenuissima
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Nassella
escaped cultivar
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PLANTS: Stipa tenuissima
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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: Feb 24, 2018).

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