Stipa cernua

Stipa cernua

nodding needlegrass



  • Perennial bunch grass to 3 feet tall
  • Very similar to N. pulchra but more awns are longer and wavy
  • Sunny hillsides often found growing near other Nassella species
  • Found in Bay hills, Diablo, Hamilton and Altamont sections, also reported in Sycamore Grove section

Chabot RP, Sibley RP, Tilden RP


1 gallon, 2 gallon, Deepot

bloom season Apr
pollinators Butterflies
habitat Chaparral
growth habit Clumping
dormancy Evergreen
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

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