Stipa lepida

Stipa lepida

foothill needlegrass



  • Delicate bunch grass. Leaf mass is usually finer textured than N. pulchra and seeds are much smaller
  • The culms are often much taller than the leaf clump with a fine lacey textured inflorescence
  • Tolerates sun or shade and is more typically found in slightly shadier spots than N. pulchra
  • 1 to 3 feet tall
  • Allow 2.5 to 3 feet spread for each plant
  • Found in Molate, Bay hills, Diablo and Hamilton sections

Briones RP, Chabot RP, El Sobrante, Lime Ridge, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Diablo north, Orinda, Richmond, Sibley RP, Sunol RP, Tilden RP, Walnut Creek


1 gallon, 2 gallon, Deepot

bloom season Apr
pollinators Butterflies
habitat Chaparral
growth habit Clumping
dormancy Evergreen
sun Full Shade
sun Full Sun
habitat Grassland
flower color Inconspicuous
bloom season Jun
water Low
bloom season May
habitat Mixed evergreens
soil Moderate
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
water Very low

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