Needle & Thread Grass

Hesperostipa comata, native
  • Densely tufted
  • Characteristic awns
  • Light greyish-green colour
  • Widely adapted to poor soils
  • Emergence is poor and may even require two growing seasons to establish
  • Very drought tolerant
  • Found on dry grasslands
  • Prevalent on sandy or poor soils and south-facing slopes
  • Dominant species in the dry central area of the Great Plains
  • Very common in southern regions and more sporadic as you move north

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Bunchgrass
Flood Tolerance Poor
Drought Tolerance Excellent
Salt Tolerance Fair
Soil PH Neutral to Basic
Soil Type Coarse to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 115,000
Canopy Mature Height 30-70 cm

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