Deschampsia cespitosa ssp. beringensis
Range: Common from sea level to alpine. Broad range from arctic to high altitudes in tropics.
Description: Densely tufted perennial grass with numerous stems, 20-120 cm tall. Leaves are flat to folded, narrow (to 3mm), stiff; no auricles, ligules prominent, pointed (3-8 mm long). Open loose panicle, 10-25 cm long, often nodding. Lemmas, thin, about 4 mm long, hairy at base, awned from near base.
Ecology: Tidal marshes, beaches, meadows, gravelly river bars, rocky ridges, lake shores, rocky areas in bogs.
- Pojar, J. and A. MacKinnon. 1994. Plants of Coastal British Columbia: including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Lone Pine Publishing. Vancouver. 528 p.