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Needle and thread grass (Stipa comata) - Many species of shrub-steppe grasses have interesting structural variations. Needle and thread grass is one of these showy plants. It grows medium tall (up to 3 feet), with long, twisted, needle-like bristles protruding from its spikelets. These give the grass a wispy appearance. It grows in dense tufts, chiefly on plains and prairies, and in dry rocky soil. It is an early perennial, observable from May to July.

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