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Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv.
tufted hairgrass



General Information
Symbol: DECE
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Native Status: GL   N
SPM   N
L48   N
AK   N
CAN   I,N
Deschampsia cespitosa
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Deschampsia caespitosa
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Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   

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Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
DEGL9 Deschampsia glauca C. Hartm.
DECEP2 Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. paramushirensis (Honda) Tzvelev
DECEP3 Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. parviflora (Thuill.) K. Richt.
DECEP4 Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. pallida Gren. & Godr.
DECAA4 Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. abbei B. Boivin, orth. var.
DECEL2 Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. longiflora Beal
DECAA2 Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. arctica Vasey, orth. var.
DEOB6 Deschampsia obensis Rosh.
DECAA3 Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. alpicola (Rydb.) Á. Löve & D. Löve & Kapoor, orth. var.
DECAG3 Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. genuina (Rchb.) O.H. Volk, orth. var.
DECAG2 Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. glauca (C. Hartm.) C. Hartm., non Regel, orth. var.
DECEB5 Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. bottnica (Wahlenb.) Tzvelev
DECEA Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. alpicola (Rydb.) Á. Löve & D. Löve & Kapoor
DECEB6 Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. bottnica (Wahlenb.) Vasey
DECAI4 Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. intercotidalis B. Boivin, orth. var.
DEMA3 Deschampsia mackenzieana Raup
DECAP4 Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. parviflora (Thuill.) Coss. & Germ., orth. var.
DECAP3 Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. parviflora (Thuill.) K. Richt., orth. var.
DEPU3 Deschampsia pumila (Ledeb.) Ostenf.
DECAP5 Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. paramushirensis (Honda) Tzvelev, orth. var.
AICA6 Aira caespitosa L.
AICE Aira cespitosa L., orth. var.
DECAL2 Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. littoralis (Gaudin) K. Richt., orth. var.
DECAO Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. orientalis Hultén, orth. var.
DECEO2 Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. obensis (Rosh.) Tzvelev
DECEM2 Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. mackenzieana (Raup) B. Boivin
DECEC2 Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. cespitosa
DECEA3 Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. arctica Vasey
DECEA4 Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. abbei B. Boivin
DECA18 Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv., orth. var.
DEPA11 Deschampsia paramushirensis Honda
DECEG Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. glauca (C. Hartm.) C. Hartm., non Regel
DECEI Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. intercotidalis B. Boivin
DECAL Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. longiflora Beal, orth. var.
DECEL Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. littoralis (Gaudin) K. Richt.
DEBO2 Deschampsia bottnica (Wahlenb.) Trin.
DECEM Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. maritima Vasey
DECEP Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. parviflora (Thuill.) Coss. & Germ.
DESU2 Deschampsia sukatschewii (Popl.) Rosh.
DECAG Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. glauca (C. Hartm.) C. Hartm., orth. var.
DECEO Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. orientalis Hultén
DECAM2 Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. maritima Vasey, orth. var.
DECEG2 Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. glauca (C. Hartm.) C. Hartm.
DECAM3 Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. var. mackenzieana (Raup) B. Boivin, orth. var.
DECEG3 Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. genuina (Rchb.) O.H. Volk

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae ⁄ Gramineae – Grass family
Genus Deschampsia P. Beauv. – hairgrass
Species Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. – tufted hairgrass

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Connecticut
Deschampsia caespitosa
tufted hairgrass
Special Concern
Indiana
tufted hairgrass
Rare
Kentucky
Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. glauca
tufted hair grass
Endangered
Maryland
tufted hairgrass
Endangered
Massachusetts
Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. glauca
tufted hairgrass
Endangered

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Synonyms

DECA18  Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv., orth. var.

Top Level Regions
Alaska FAC
Arid West FACW
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains FACW
Midwest FACW
Northcentral & Northeast FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACW

Wildlife

Food

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Cover

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Description of Values

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