Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


443

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in thin soil of rock outcrops or barrens over calcareous, mafic, and ultramafic rocks (such as serpentinized olivine, amphibolite, limestone, and dolostone), seepages, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Summer

FRUIT:
Summer
Grain red
Grain

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. glauca   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Deschampsia cespitosa   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-34-001:
Deschampsia caespitosa var. glauca   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. glauca

LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Deschampsia caespitosa var. caespitosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Tufted Hairgrass


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image of Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. glauca

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_deca18_001_lvd

        

image of Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. glauca

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_deca18_002_lvd