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'''Common Name:''' Nodding Needlegrass<br></h3>
 
'''Common Name:''' Nodding Needlegrass<br></h3>
  
:Attractive bunch grass. Likes fertile, fast draining soil. Great for erosion control! Loves slopes and difficult areas.
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:Attractive and delicate bunch grass with nodding seed heads. Prefers to have good drainage, but is adaptable to heavy soils. Great for erosion control! Loves slopes and difficult areas.
  
 
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:'''Plant Type:''' Grass (cool season)
 
:'''Plant Type:''' Grass (cool season)
  
:'''Height by Width:''' 3' H x 3' W
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:'''Height by Width:''' 2-3' H x 1-2' W
  
 
:'''Growth Habit:''' Bunchgrass
 
:'''Growth Habit:''' Bunchgrass
  
:'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Semi-deciduous
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:'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Summer dormant
  
 
:'''Growth Rate:''' Fast
 
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:'''Sun Exposure:''' Full to part sun
 
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:'''Soil Preference:''' Well-draining
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:'''Soil Preference:''' Adaptable
  
 
:'''Water Requirements:''' Drought-tolerant to moderate
 
:'''Water Requirements:''' Drought-tolerant to moderate
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:'''Cold Hardy to:''' 15 degrees F
 
:'''Cold Hardy to:''' 15 degrees F
  
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:'''Flower Season:''' Spring/Summer
  
 
:'''Flower Color:''' Seedheads
 
:'''Flower Color:''' Seedheads
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:'''Other Names'''<br>
 
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:* Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. ''California Native Plants for the Garden.'' Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
 
:* Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. ''Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots''. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
 
:* Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. ''Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots''. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:32, 16 July 2010

Nassella cernua

Species Name: Nassella cernua
Common Name: Nodding Needlegrass

Attractive and delicate bunch grass with nodding seed heads. Prefers to have good drainage, but is adaptable to heavy soils. Great for erosion control! Loves slopes and difficult areas.

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Grass (cool season)
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 1-2' W
Growth Habit: Bunchgrass
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Seedheads
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Inner North Coast Range, Eastern San Francisco Bay Area, South Coast Ranges, Transverse, Peninsular Ranges and Baja
Natural Habitat: Grassland, chaparral, juniper woodland below 4200'

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History


Other Names
References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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