Calflora
Taxon  Report   5764    
Nassella cernua  (Stebbins & Love) Barkworth

(not an active name)

Needle grass,   Nodding needlegrass,   Nodding stipa,   Nodding tussockgrass
Nassella cernua, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
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Bloom Period
Family: Poaceae  
Genus: Nassella

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSStipa cernua
More information about  Nassella cernua

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]. 2021. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 09/21/2021).