Taxon  Report   12042    
Stipa cernua  Stebbins & Love
Nodding needle grass
Stipa cernua, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, and is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Nassella cernua

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa
Habitat: slopes

Communities: Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS other name:
Nassella cernua

Alternate Names:
JEF: Nassella cernua
More information about  Stipa cernua
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Consortium of California Herbaria

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 13, 2019).