Calflora
Taxon  Report   5766    
Nassella lepida  (Hitchc.) Barkworth  
(no longer an active name)
Foothill stipa,  Small flowered needlegrass, Small flowered stipa, Smallflower tussockgrass
Nassella lepida
© 2009 Adonis (Don) Tate
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CalPhotos / Calflora
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.

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Nassella lepida
© 2009 Tom Cochrane
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Nassella
Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Prairie

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted 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 / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (NALE2)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).

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