needlegrass

noun

Definition of needlegrass 

1 : any of several grasses of the genus Stipa (especially S. comata) of the western U.S. with filiform leaves and slender awns on the spikelet

2 : any of several grasses of the genus Aristida (especially A. longiseta) of the western U.S. furnishing poor forage

called also triple-awned grass

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