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Scientific Name: Nassella tenuissima ( syn. Stipa )
Pronunciation: nuh-SELL-uh ten-you-ISS-ih-muh
Common Name: narrow feather grass, Mexican feather grass, angel hair grass
Family Name: Poaceae
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like)
Key ID Features: Leaves very narrow (<1 mm wide), upright, bright green; spikelets with very long white hairs.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Mexico, South America, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Summer dry, Winter dry
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Fall interest, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google
narrow feather grass, Mexican feather grass, angel hair grass
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like
Arrangement: Alternate, Basal
Texture/ Venation:
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Filiform
Apices: Acuminate

Inflorescence Type: Panicle-like, Spikelet
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:0
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Green
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul

Fruit Type: Grain (caryopsis)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Rust, ( Drought resistant )
(HPZ) Horticulture PlaZa
(ONW) Overpass North side West
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