Nassella cernua

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Nassella cernua

Species Name: Nassella cernua
Common Name: Nodding Needlegrass

Attractive bunch grass. Likes fertile, fast draining soil. Great for erosion control! Loves slopes and difficult areas.

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Grass (cool season)
Height by Width: 3' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Bunchgrass
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
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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Other Names
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.