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Last updated 6/11/2009 by David Giblin.
Hesperostipa comata (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth ssp. comata[FNA24, HC2]
needle and thread

Publication: Phytologia 74(1): 16. 1993.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA24: "Hesperostipa comata subsp. comata grows on well-drained soils of cool deserts, grasslands, and sagebrush associations, at elevations of 200–2500 m. It is widespread and often abundant in western and central North America, particularly in disturbed areas. It is similar to H. neomexicana, differing primarily in having awns that are either not hairy or have hairs that are no more than 0.5 mm long, and in having thinner, longer ligules. Intermediates to H. neomexicana exist but are not common."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr. ssp. intonsa Piper
Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr. var. comata[HC]