Green Needlegrass (Stipa viridula)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Green Needlegrass
Stipa viridula
Gramineae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The plant has a narcotic effect on the spinal cord and brain[192].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow March in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within 2 weeks, but make sure that the compost does not dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer. The seed can also be sown outdoors in April. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.
Easily grown in an ordinary well-drained garden soil in full sun[1, 200]. Succeeds in dry soils.
Eastern and central N. America – Alberta and Saskatchewan to Illinois, Montana and Arizona.

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