Taxon  Report   5764    
Nassella cernua  (Stebbins & Love) Barkworth  
(no longer an active name)
Needle grass,  Nodding needlegrass, Nodding stipa, Nodding tussockgrass
Nassella cernua
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Nassella cernua, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Nassella
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Stipa cernua

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Stipa cernua
NOTE: Nassella cernua is no longer an active name.
More information about  Nassella cernua
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 18, 2018).