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Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. glauca [= Deschampsia caespitosa var. glauca, Deschampsia cespitosa, Deschampsia anadyrensis]

Tufted Hairgrass

Scientific Name:

Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. glauca [= Deschampsia caespitosa var. glauca, Deschampsia cespitosa, Deschampsia anadyrensis]

Genus:

Deschampsia

Species Epithet:

cespitosa ssp. glauca

Common Name:

Tufted Hairgrass

Plant Type

Grass/Sedge/Rush

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Thin soil of rock outcrops or barrens over calcareous, mafic, and ultramafic rocks (such as serpentinized olivine, amphibolite, limestone, and dolostone), seepages. Rare in NC mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Global Rank:

G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

Notes:

USDA PLANTS does not take this species to subspecies or varieties. The Native Plant Trust [Go Botany] lists it as Deschampsia anadyrensis.
Global Rank: G5T5

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/deschampsia/anadyrensis/



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