Taxon  Report   8685    
Nassella tenuissima  (Trin.) Barkworth
Finestem needlegrass,  Mexican feathergrass
Nassella tenuissima
© 2018 michelle peruzzi
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Nassella tenuissima
© 2017 James Bailey
Nassella tenuissima
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Nassella tenuissima, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is not native to California.
also called Stipa tenuissima
There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Nassella tenuissima
© 2015 Keir Morse
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Nassella
Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Stipa tenuissima

More information about  Nassella tenuissima
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).