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Common Name: Mexican Hair Grass, Pony Tails      Latin Name: Nassella tenuissima Pony Tails      Size: 1 (min) to 2 (max)
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Nassella tenuissima Pony Tails
Maximum Height: 2 feet

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Category: Annual
Family: POACEAE
Genus: Nassella
species: tenuissima
Cultivar: Pony Tails
Origin:
Size: 1 (min) to 2 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Family: POACEAE
Plant type: native American ornamental grass, grown as an annual (or overwintered indoors) in our climate
Height x width: 1 to 1.5 feet tall and wide
Growth habit: Upright arching
Foliage: Narrow, tightly rolled, green leaves
Flowers: Late summer flowers are feathery, starting out green, then turning a buff tan color
Culture: Light, well-drained, fertile soil. It is very drought tolerant
Uses: Border, container
Propagation: Division, seed
Cultivars: Pony Tails
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
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Bloom history: (Recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio, unless otherwise noted)8/1/2008 until 9/30/2008 See other plants that bloom at this time.
Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Ault Park 5090 Observatory Circle Cincinnati OH
Specimen: 79
Nassella tenuissima Nassella_tenuissima_far.JPG
Nassella tennuissima
Location: Ault Park Observatory Circle Center
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Direction: Center
Season: Late Summer 2008
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Nassella tennuissima
Location: Ault Park Observatory Circle Center
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Direction: Center
Season: Late Summer 2008
Nassella tenuissima Nassella_tenuissima_side.JPG
Nassella tennuissima
Location: Ault Park Observatory Circle Center
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Direction: Center
Season: Late Summer 2008
Nassella tenuissima Nassella_tenuissima_top.JPG
Nassella tennuissima
Location: Ault Park Observatory Circle Center
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Direction: Center
Season: Late Summer 2008
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