Wavy Hairgrass Plant Information
Wavy Hairgrass grows in the following 28 states:Alaska, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia
Deschampsia flexuosa, commonly known as wavy Hair-grass, is a species of bunchgrass in the grass family widely distributed in Eurasia, Africa, South America, and North America.
Wavy hair-grass, Deschampsia flexuosa, has wiry leaves and delicate, shaking panicles formed of silvery or purplish-brown flower heads on wavy, hair-like stalks. The leaves are bunched in tight tufts with plants forming a very tussocky, low sward 5 to 20 cm tall before flowering, to 30 cm high.
Deschampsia flexuosa is found naturally in dry grasslands and on moors and heaths.
It is also an important component of the ground flora of birch and oak woodland.
The plant has a preference for acidic, free-draining soil, and avoids chalk and limestone areas. It can exist over 1,200 metres (3,900ft) above sea level.
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