Stipa comata

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Stipa comata


Taxonavigation: Poales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Stipeae
Genus: Stipa
Species: Stipa comata


Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr.


  • Hesperostipa comata (Trin. & Rupr.) Barkworth
  • Hesperostipa comata subsp. intermedia (Scribn. & Tweedy) Barkworth
  • Stipa comata var. falcata B.Boivin
  • Stipa comata var. intermedia Scribn. & Tweedy
  • Stipa comata subsp. intonsa Piper
  • Stipa comata var. suksdorfii H.St.John
  • Stipa spartea var. intermedia (Scribn. & Tweedy) B.Boivin
  • Stipa spartea var. tweedyi (Scribn.) M.E.Jones
  • Stipa tweedyi Scribn.


It is native to North America, especially the western third. It has a wide distribution spanning from northern Canada to Mexico.



  • The Plant List 2013. Stipa comata in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Set. 22.
  • 2017. Stipa comata. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Set. 22.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: needle-and-thread grass
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