Taxon  Report   4133    
Hesperostipa comata  (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth  ssp. comata   
(no longer an active name)
Needle & thread grass,  Needle and thread
Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Hesperostipa
Parent: Hesperostipa comata
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Stipa comata var. comata

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hesperostipa comata var. comata
PLANTS: Stipa comata ssp. intonsa
PLANTS: Stipa comata var. comata
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NOTE: Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata is no longer an active name.
More information about  Hesperostipa comata ssp. 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: Dec 11, 2019).