Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Deschampsia cespitosa (Linnaeus) Beauvois
Deschampsia alpicola Rydberg
Deschampsia cespitosa is an upper elevation grass found in moist meadows. It is a perennial with narrow blades and a loose, open panicle. The spikelets have two flowers and the glumes are longer than the florets.
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Deschampsia cespitosa, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Kelly Kindscher & Danielle Walkup, Mogollon Mtns., near Bearwallow Mtn., Aug. 2, 2008
Deschampsia cespitosa, micro of spikelet, photo Danielle Walkup, Bill Norris, Kelly Kindscher & Russ Kleinman, Mogollon Mtns., near Bearwallow Mtn., Aug. 2, 2008
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