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Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hair-grass)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Deschampsia cespitosa, commonly known as tufted hairgrass or tussock grass is a perennial tufted plant in the grass family Poaceae. Distribution of this Deschampsia grass species is widespread including the eastern and western coasts of North America, parts of South America, Eurasia and Australia.
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Infraspecies

Attributes

Edible [1]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [1]  Hermaphrodite
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Pollinators [1]  Wind
Structure [3]  Grass
Usage [1]  Plants form impenetrably dense clumps and when planted close together in drifts make an excellent ground cover;
Height [1]  39 inches (1 m)
Width [1]  20 inches (0.5 m)
Light Preference [2]  Mixed Sun/Shade
Soil Acidity [2]  Moderate Acid
Soil Fertility [2]  Mostly Infertile
Soil Moisture [2]  Moist
View Plants For A Future Record : Deschampsia cespitosa

Protected Areas

Ecosystems

Predators

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Blumeria graminis[4]
Claviceps purpurea (Ergot)[4]
Puccinia coronata[4]
Puccinia graminis[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Dixon National Tallgrass Prairie Seed Bank
Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Distribution

Subarctic to Temp. Northern Hemisphere to African Mts., introduced in the Temp. Southern Hemisphere;

External References

USDA Plant Profile

Photos

Citations

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1Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
2ECOFACT 2a Technical Annex - Ellenberg’s indicator values for British Plants, M O Hill, J O Mountford, D B Roy & R G H Bunce (1999)
3Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Ecology of Commanster
6Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
7Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979
8National Geographic Magazine - May 2016 - Yellowstone - The Carnivore Comeback
9SNOW VOLE - Chionomys nivalis (Martins 1842), Janeau G., Aulagnier S., IBEX J.M.E. 4:1997
10Botanical composition of the diets of alpaca (Lama pacos) and llama (Lama glama) in the Andean rangelands of Chile, Birgit Wackwitz, G. Castellaro, H. J. Schwartz, A. Raggi, Deutscher Tropentag 1999 in Berlin, Session: Sustainable Technology Development in Animal Agriculture
11Analysing diet of small herbivores: the efficiency of DNA barcoding coupled with high-throughput pyrosequencing for deciphering the composition of complex plant mixtures, Eeva M Soininen, Alice Valentini, Eric Coissac, Christian Miquel, Ludovic Gielly, Christian Brochmann, Anne K Brysting, Jørn H Sønstebø, Rolf A Ims, Nigel G Yoccoz and Pierre Taberlet, Frontiers in Zoology 2009, 6:16
12Disparate determinants of summer and winter diet selection of a general herbivore, Ochotona princeps, M. Denise Dearing, Oecologia (1996) 108:467-478
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