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Nassella tenuissima
Nassella tenuissima
Common Name: Mexican feather grass, fine stem needlegrass
The narrow green blades of this southwestern native form a tidy fountaining clump. In early summer silvery cream-colored flowers open to resemble downy feathers that sway gently with the breeze. In fall the flowers turn amber and remain attractive through winter. Not tolerant of winter wet.
Height: 18-24 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone: 7(6)-9