Nassella tenuissima

Family Poaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesAngel Hair Grass, Finestem Tussockgrass, Mexican Feather Grass, Mexican Feathergrass
SynonymsStipa tenuissima Trin.
Growth formGraminoid
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc)
Maximum height (m)1
Capable of vegetative reproductionNo
Native rangeCentral America, North America, South America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, VIC
Exotic range (other)Southern Africa, North America, Oceania
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Grasslands, Riparian systems, Scrublands/shrublands, Urban areas, gardens and parks
Soil type (exotic)Well drained
Decade of introduction1950

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 2

Species has either an increase in the area of suitable habitat or habitat suitability of observations under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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