Scientific Name: Nassella tenuissima ( syn. Stipa )
Common Name: narrow feather grass, Mexican feather grass, angel hair grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Origin: Mexico, South America, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like)
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Grass-like, Alternate, Basal, Soft flexible, Parallel venation, Filiform, Entire
Flowers: Spikelet, White, Green, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Grain (caryopsis), Brown, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves very narrow (<1mm wide), upright, bright green; spikelets with very long white hairs.