Taxon  Report   12044 
Stipa comata  Trin. & Rupr.
Stipa comata
© 2004 Robert Sivinski
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Stipa comata
© 2008 Sean B. Smith
Stipa comata
© 2011 RT Hawke
Stipa comata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Stipa comata
© 2009 Steve Matson
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Subspecies and Varieties:
Yellow Pine Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata
Alternate Names:
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ICPN: Hesperostipa comata
More information about  Stipa comata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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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 21, 2018).

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