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Tufted Hairgrass - Deschampsia cespitosa
Other Names:  Deschampsia caespitosa


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Perennial. Stems 30–100 cm. Leaves: blades mostly 1.5–3 mm wide, ligules 2–10 mm long. Inflorescence an open panicle 8–25 cm long. Spikelets 3.5–6 mm long, glumes purplish but distally straw- or silvery-colored. Lemmas 2–5 mm long (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout N. America except in the southeast (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 215

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Habitat
Montane to alpine meadows, in open dry understory to moist alpine meadows (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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