Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) Beauv.
FamilyGramineae — APG family: Poaceae
SynonymsAira caespitosa L.
DescriptionCulm up to 70 cm tall, tufted; leaves flat, folded, in typical specimens very sca- brous; panicle large, open at maturity, often somewhat drooping; panicle branches slightly scabrous; florets 2-3, extending beyond glumes; awn short, sometimes fairly long, fixed at middle or lower part of lemma.
EcologyMoist places, mostly near habitations. Described from Europe.
A highly complex and variable species, with genetic affinity to several closely related species. Apparently forms hybrids with D. beringensis and D. brevifolia in area of interest. Specimens with glabrous leaves occur (hybrids with subsp. orientalis?)
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.