Taxon  Report   12045 
Stipa comata  Trin. & Rupr.  var. comata 
Needle & thread grass
Stipa comata var. comata
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Stipa comata var. comata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Stipa comata var. comata
© 1998 Dean Wm. Taylor
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Parent Record Stipa comata
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF
PLANTS accepted name: Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata
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ICPN: Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata
More information about  Stipa comata var. comata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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: Jul 22, 2018).

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