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Plant Name:

Needle And Thread

Scientific Name:

Hesperostipa comata


Needle And Thread is a perennial grass with distinctive long, needle-like leaves and dense seedheads that resemble threads or needles.


Dry prairies, grasslands, open areas


Provides habitat and food for a variety of wildlife species, including birds and small mammals.

Growing Conditions:

Needle And Thread prefers well-drained soils and full sun.


Needle And Thread has been used in prairie restoration and erosion control projects.

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Fun Facts:

Needle And Thread is native to North America and is also known as "Stipa comata" or "porcupine grass." It is an important component of prairie ecosystems.

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