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hair grass

n
(Plants) any grass of the genera Aira, Deschampsia, etc, having very narrow stems and leaves
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Noun1.hair grass - fine-leaved aquatic spike rush; popular as aerator for aquariums
spike rush - a sedge of the genus Eleocharis
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False vivipary is common in the Poaceae (Chlorophytum comosum (Thunb.) Jacques, Deschampsia alpina (L.) Roem.
It is lovely in combination with small ornamental grasses like Pennisetum Little Bunny or tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa), gorgeous planted with dwarf varieties of coneflowers and Russian sage, and striking joining specimens of sedum, dianthus and Allium Millennium in rock gardens.
They vary in size from the giant Miscanthus sinensis 'Goliath' which stands 2.5 metres tall, to Deschampsia 'Tatra Gold', a neat little tuft with flowering stems that reach about 30cm at most.
"With something so dominant, plant something simple around it like deschampsia flexuosa (wavy hair grass), keeping it airy and minimal, to allow the lupins to do the talking."
In this regard, Deschampsia antarctica (DA) is an Antarctic plant able to live under high-solar irradiation, high-salinity and high-oxygen concentrations, low temperature, and extreme dryness.
Deschampsia flexuosa, the wavy-hair grass, makes vivid, acid-green fountains in spring - combining beautifully with the lemon buttercup, Ranunculus acris citrinus and the stiff, near turquoise spikes of Veronica gentianoides.
Site Cover type / Life form / Species A B C D Total live cover 148 119.2 140 82.7 Total live vascular cover 143 103.0 140 77.0 Evergreen shrubs 1.5 10.9 Dryas integrifolia 1.5 10.9 Deciduous shrubs 8 4.4 1.6 Salix arctica 4 2.9 Salix lanata 1.5 Salix ovalifolia 1 0.3 Salix pulchra 2 1.3 Salix reticulata 1 Sedges 113 97.1 140 58.7 Car ex aquatilis 9 14.7 130 0.3 Carex bigelowii 4 3.9 Carex membranacea 0.3 Carex mis an dr a 0.3 Eriophorum angustifolium 97 82.4 10 53.6 Eriophorum scheuchzeri 3 Eriophorum vaginatum 0.3 Grasses 13 2.1 Alopecurus alpinus 8 0.5 Arctagrostis latifolia 1 0.5 Deschampsia caespitosa 0.3 Dupontia fischeri 3 0.5 Hierochloe pauciflora Poa alpigena 1 Puccinellia angustata 0.3 Forbs 9 3.7 Braya sp.
Using grasses such as Deschampsia Cespitosa and Miscanthus Sinensis Gracillimus that tickle you as you leave the car and scented climbing Trachelospermum Jasminoides all provide a sensory experience before you even get to your front door.
In arctic and alpine grasses, such as Festuca, Deschampsia, Poa and Polygonum, pseudovivipary represents a mechanism that leads to survival and maintenance of populations in these extreme environments characterized by short growing seasons (Chiapella, 2000; Sarapul'tsev, 2001).
Major role in formation of aftermath belongs to these buds in species, such as Deschampsia cespitosa (L.) Beauv., Dactylis glomerata L., Phleum pratense and others, whose structure is dominated by short shoots.