Taxon  Report   5766    
Nassella lepida  (Hitchc.) Barkworth  
(no longer an active name)
Foothill stipa,  Small flowered needlegrass, Small flowered stipa, Smallflower tussockgrass
Nassella 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.

Bloom Period
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Nassella
Habitat: slopes

Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Prairie

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

JEF other name:
Stipa lepida

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Stipa lepida var. andersonii
PLANTS: Stipa lepida
NOTE: Nassella lepida is no longer an active name.
More information about  Nassella lepida
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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Apr 02, 2020).