Needle and thread is a tufted little perennial grass that is probably the most wide ranging bunch grass of the west.
syn. Hesperostipa comata, Stipa
juncea, S. capillata, S. comata var. intermedia, S.c. subsp. intonsa,
S.c. var. suksdorfii
Stipa comata tolerates sand and seasonal flooding.
Foliage of Stipa comata has color gray.
Flower of Stipa comata has color na.
Communities for Stipa comata:Great Basin Sage, Lodgepole Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Sub-Alpine Forest and Yellow Pine Forest.