Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. holciformis

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Species Name: Deschampsia caespitosa ssp.holciformis
Common Name: Pacific Hairgrass

Beautiful tufted bunchgrass. Recommended as an accent plant near Sycamore or White Alder. Good choice for erosion control near constant moisture such as marsh, vernal pool, or seeps.

Plant Family: Poaceae
Plant Type: Grass
Height by Width: 6in.- 3' H x 1' W
Growth Habit: Low, densely tufted
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color:
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast, Outer North Coast Range, Central Coast
Natural Habitat: Coastal Marshes and meadows below 2800'

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  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.