Deschampsia cespitosa   Tufted Hair-grass CCC DD N

Deschampsia cespitosa

This is a grass with small flowers, tall stems (often over 1 m) and which tends to grow amongst other grasses making photography difficult. This specimen although past its best and not having the spreading panicles usually seen when in full flower was amongst rocks which provided a welcome contrast. The tufted nature of the plant, which makes walking through grassland on which it flourishes very difficult, can clearly be seen.

This is one of our commonest grasses and is found in all parts of the British Isles and Ireland.

Near waterfall Brecon Beacons 2nd August 2005

Added on 23rd October 2005, updated 12th December 2008, updated 28th March 2010

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