The Dirty Gardener Needle and Thread Grass, 1 Ounce
Hesperostipa comata, commonly known as needle-and-thread grass, is a species of grass native to North America, especially the western third. It has a wide distribution spanning from northern Canada to Mexico. Hesperostipa comata is a perennial buncThe Dirty Gardenerrass producing erect, unbranched stems to about a meter-3 feet in maximum height. The narrow inflorescence is up to 28 centimeters long in taller plants, with the mature spikelet bearing a spiraling, hairy, spear-shaped awn up to 19 centimeters in length. The seeds of this grass have hygroscopic extensions that bend with changes in humidity, enabling them to disperse over the ground. Each seed has an awn that twists several turns when the seed is released. Increased moisture causes it to untwist, and, upon drying, to twist again, thus the seed is drilled into the ground.
- Species is native to North America
- Hardy grass grows from Northern Canada down to Mexico
- Reaches up to 3 feet tall
- Grows well in sandy soils and dry climates