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Blasdale Bentgrass
Agrostis blasdalei
About Blasdale Bentgrass (Agrostis blasdalei) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Agrostis blasdalei is a species of grass known by the common name Blasdale's bent grass. It is endemic to the coast of northern California, where it grows in habitat along the immediate coastline, such as dunes and bluffs. It is a perennial grass growing in tufts up to 30 centimeters tall. It has short, thready leaves a few centimeters long. The flower cluster is a thin cylindrical array of tiny spikelets, each up to 4 millimeters in length.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

1 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 4 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dunes, bluffs, gravelly soils

Annual Precipitation: 26.4" - 53.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.39" - 1.05", Coldest Month: 45.5" - 50.2", Hottest Month: 57.7" - 67.5", Humidity: 0.16" - 12.39", Elevation: -15" - 1175"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Blasdale's Bent Grass

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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