Taxon  Report   2688    
Deschampsia cespitosa  (L.) Beauv.
California hairgrass,  Tufted hair grass, Tufted hairgrass
Deschampsia cespitosa, a monocot, is a perennial grass that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows, coastal, salt-marsh, freshwater-marsh

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

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Deschampsia sukatschewii
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa var. intercotidalis
PLANTS: Deschampsia cespitosa var. glauca
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More information about  Deschampsia cespitosa
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 31, 2020).