Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Family Poaceae
Hesperostipa spartea (Trin.) Barkworth
needle grass, porcupine grass
Hesperostipa: Greek hesperos for "western" ot "evening" and stipa for "fiber"
spartea: Latin for "broomlike"
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial grass
Habitat: sun; dry to moderate moisture; prairies

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Stipa spartea Trin.

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