Deschampsia holciformis


  • Height:   3 ft - 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   grass
  • Inflorescence Size:   1 - 5 in
  • Flower Type:   grass spikelet
  • Bloom Type:   cool (grasses)
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast
  • Water Requirements:   medium-high
  • Salt Tolerance:   high
  • Characteristics / Comments:   found in washes/riparian areas
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   636,140
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Deschampsia cespitosa

Common Name:Coastal tufted hair grass

Deschampsia cespitosa, a angiosperm, is a perennial grass that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, ContraCosta, Del Norte, Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Sacramento, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Trinity

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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