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Tufted Hairgrass
Scientific Name: Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) Beauv.
Family: Poaceae
Tufted Hairgrass (Deschampsia caespitosa)
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Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Misc. Publ. No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 5 to 10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Northern America

Growth Habits: Perennial grass, 20 to 40 inches tall (0.5 to 1 m); narrow very rough leaves

Watering Needs: Regular water, prefers moist soils, tolerates wet soils

Propagation: Seeds, division

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 1: 215.

Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA NRCS. 1992. Western wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. West Region, Sacramento, CA.

Blooming Habits:
Glistening large silver-colored open panicles in summer.

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