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Grass Family (Poaceae). Desert needlegrass is a native, cool-season, perennial bunch grass that grows from 1 to 2 feet tall (30 to 60 cm). The leaf basal sheath is hairy, the leaf blade is generally rolled, and the ligule is short. The inflorescence is compact, 4 to 6 inches long (10 to 15 cm), and is generally partly enclosed by the uppermost leaf sheath. Seeds have an awn approximately 1.5 inches long (38 mm) that is bent once and is hairy below the bend.

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USDA NRCS Great Basin Plant Materials Center

Source: USDA NRCS PLANTS Database

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