Stipa pulcherrima

Stipa pulcherrima, golden feather grass[1] is a bisexual flowering plant in the family Poaceae.

Stipa pulcherrima
Stipa pulcherrima ssp. bavarica auf Felsnase am Finkenstein bei Neuburg a.d. Donau.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Genus: Stipa
S. pulcherrima
Binomial name
Stipa pulcherrima


It is 40–100 centimetres (16–39 in) high while its eciliate membrane is 5–7 millimetres (0.20–0.28 in) long. It leaf-blades are erect, conduplicated, and sometimes ascend. They are 20–40 centimetres (7.9–15.7 in) long and are 1–1.5 millimetres (0.039–0.059 in) wide with smooth surface which can also be scaberulous and glabrous. The panicles are smooth and contracted. Also they are elliptic and 10–15 centimetres (3.9–5.9 in) in length. They bear a few spikelets which are glabrous or ciliate and can range from 45–70 millimetres (1.8–2.8 in) in length. Compressed spikelets have only 1 floret which doesn't have rhachilla extension. It floret callus is elongated, bearded, pungent, straight, curved and is 3–4 millimetres (0.12–0.16 in) in length. It glumes are similar to the fertile spikelet. The lower glume is 60–80 millimetres (2.4–3.1 in) long and is lanceolate. The upper glume is also lanceolated and is 40–70 millimetres (1.6–2.8 in) long.[2]


  1. ^ "Stipa pulcherrima | golden feather grass/RHS Gardening".
  2. ^ W.D. Clayton; M. Vorontsova; K.T. Harman & H. Williamson. "Stipa pulcherrima". The Board of Trustees, Royal Botanic Gardens. Kew: GrassBase. Retrieved May 14, 2013.