Taxon  Report   4132    
Hesperostipa comata  (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth  
(no longer an active name)
Needle & thread grass,  Needle and thread, Needlegrass
Hesperostipa comata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Hesperostipa
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN other name:
Stipa comata

NOTE: Hesperostipa comata is no longer an active name.
More information about  Hesperostipa comata
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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: Oct 19, 2019).