Native to southern North America. c3.
Family. Poaceae (Grass family).
Other names: Stipa leucotricha.
The crown with stiff bristles on the rim, at the junction of the lemma and awn is distinctive.
A weed species of pastures that can crowd out more desirable grasses.
Nassella: from nassa a narrow-necked wicker basket; ella: diminutive, referring to the shape of the floret of some species; leuco: white; tricha hair.
1, 2: Texas Needlegrass at Taradale. 3: The crown at the lemma apex has stiff hairs. 4: Tussock. 5: Tangled flower cluster. Taradale.