Stipa lepida

Stipa lepida

foothill needlegrass



  • Delicate bunch grass. Leaf mass is usually finer textured than S. 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 S. 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

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