needle grass, needle-and-thread, porcupine-grass
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Hesperostipa comataneedle-and-thread
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Yukon Territory to California, east to the Great Plains and Great Lakes region.
Habitat: Plains and prairies to forested areas in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
Growth Duration: Perennial
ssp. comata – needle and thread