Calflora
Taxon  Report   12054    
Stipa lepida  Hitchc.
Foothill needle grass
Stipa lepida, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Nassella lepida
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Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Stipa

Habitat: slopes

Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Prairie

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS other name:
Nassella lepida

Alternate Names:
JEF: Nassella lepida var. lepida
JEF: Nassella lepida
More information about  Stipa lepida
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (NALE2)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 11, 2020).