Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hair Grass) Unity Grown
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Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hair Grass) is a native perennial grass that produces fine hair-like flowers that rise two to three feet over the grass's low, mounded foliage. Deschampsia cespitosa thrives average, well drained soils in part shade; although it can grow in full sun and full shade, it may discolor with too much direct sun, and may produce less flowers in full shade. Tufted hair grass is semi-evergreen in mild climates and native to cool, wet settings like estuaries, floodplain forests, and marshes, and is useful for stabilizing disturbed sites, streambanks and shorelines
Tufted hair grass is also a valuable species for biodiversity projects, and attracts birds and wildlife that eat seed from its persistent winter flower spikes, as well as acting as a host plant for a variety of larval butterflies and moths.