Taxon  Report   2690    
Deschampsia cespitosa  (L.) P. Beauv.  ssp. holciformis  (J. 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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. holciformis
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Family: POACEAE  
Genus: Deschampsia
Parent: Deschampsia cespitosa
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

PLANTS accepted name:
Deschampsia holciformis

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Deschampsia holciformis
More information about  Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. holciformis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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website references from Google

California's Coastal Prairies:  Grasses. Sonoma State University

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).