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Needle & Thread

Grass Family ( Poaceae )

Latin Name : Stipa comata
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Cool
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – Poor
Livestock – fair to good

Remarks :

Needle & Thread grass is a deep-rooted, long- lived, native bunchgrass that is considered an increaser. The forage value for livestock varies, it is rated as good during the early spring till the seedheads develop. The forage cures well, providing nutritious winter forage. This grass is adapted to dry, sandy or gravelly plains, mesas and foothills that are well-drained, and will not tolerate extremes in acidity or alkalinity.

Source: USDA-NRCS

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