Stipa cernua

One of the most striking of the native bunch grasses. To 2’ tall, the panicle-like inflorescence has a single awn that is strongly bent. Judith Larner of Larner Seeds says “In flower and seed, a stunning show of panicles.” Native to California grasslands, oak woodlands and chaparrals. Its Latin name means “beautiful basket with a narrow neck”.


Full Sun
Low/Avg. Water

CA Native Perennial Grass
USDA zones 7-10