Taxon  Report   2690 
Deschampsia cespitosa  (L.) Beauv.  ssp. holciformis  (C. Presl) W.E. Lawr.
California hairgrass,  Coastal tufted hair grass, Tufted hairgrass
Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. holciformis
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Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. holciformis
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. holciformis, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. holciformis
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Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Deschampsia
Parent Record Deschampsia cespitosa
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + JM93
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TJM2: Deschampsia holciformis
More information about  Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. holciformis
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This plant is available commercially.
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California's Coastal Prairies:  Grasses. Sonoma State University

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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