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Deschampsia flexuosa var. montana

Deschampsia flexuosa (L.) Trin. var. montana (L.) Ducomm.

Montana Wavy Hairgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Avenella flexuosa ssp. montana, Deschampsia flexuosa ssp. montana, Deschampsia flexuosa var. pallida, Lerchenfeldia flexuosa ssp. montana

USDA Symbol: DEFLM

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
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Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye. The glumes of this grass are deeply tinged with violet.

Distribution

USA: NH , NY
Canada: NS

Additional resources

USDA: Find Deschampsia flexuosa var. montana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Deschampsia flexuosa var. montana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Deschampsia flexuosa var. montana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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