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Tufted Hair Grass


Tufted Hair-grass (Deschampsia caespitosa) prefers the moister soil of lake shores and river banks, where the tall stems bear widely open panicles tinged with blue and purple.

This grass is spoken of by one writer as among the tallest of British grasses, often attaining a height of six feet in that country, where its stems are occasionally used in weaving coarse
floor-mats.

Here, the Tufted Hair-grass is from two to four feet tall, a variable species with flat leaves, somewhat smaller spikelets, and stouter stems than are seen in Wavy Hair-grass.