Calflora
Taxon  Report   2688 
Deschampsia cespitosa  (L.) Beauv.
California hairgrass,  Tufted hair grass, Tufted hairgrass
Deschampsia cespitosa
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Deschampsia cespitosa
© 2012 Jake Ruygt
Deschampsia cespitosa
© 2012 Vernon Smith
Deschampsia cespitosa, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Deschampsia cespitosa
© 2011 Margo Bors
Communities:
Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields, Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Prairie, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, Northern Coastal Scrub, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows, coastal, salt-marsh, freshwater-marsh
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Deschampsia sukatschewii
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa var. intercotidalis
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa var. glauca
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa var. bottnica
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa var. arctica
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa var. alpicola
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa var. abbei
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. parviflora
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. paramushirensis
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. orientalis
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa var. littoralis
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa var. longiflora
PLANTS: Deschampsia pumila
PLANTS: Deschampsia paramushirensis
PLANTS: Deschampsia obensis
PLANTS: Deschampsia mackenzieana
PLANTS: Deschampsia glauca
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa var. parviflora
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa var. pallida
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa var. maritima
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa var. mackenzieana
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. obensis
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. glauca
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. genuina
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa var. alpicola
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa var. abbei
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa ssp. parviflora
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa ssp. paramushirensis
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa ssp. orientalis
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa ssp. glauca
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa ssp. genuina
PLANTS: Deschampsia bottnica
PLANTS: Aira cespitosa
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa var. arctica
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa var. glauca
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. cespitosa
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. bottnica
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa var. parviflora
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa var. maritima
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa var. mackenzieana
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa var. longiflora
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa var. littoralis
PLANTS: Deschampsia caespitosa var. intercotidalis
PLANTS: Aira caespitosa
More information about  Deschampsia cespitosa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

California's Coastal Prairies:  Grasses. Sonoma State University (contributed by Ralph Gibson)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (DECE)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2017).

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