Achnatherum calamagrostis (L.) P.Beauv.

Silver Spike Grass, Spear Grass, Needle Grass


Family: Poaceae

Genus: Achnatherum

Category: Grass

Zones: 5 to

Size: 3' tall with inflorescences

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade

Description: 

Grey-green foliage with narrow blades. Clump forming, cool season grass. Silver-green inflorescences in late spring changing to beige by August. Floppy if high humidity. (Darke). Rabbit resistant (Oudolf).

History: 

Native to central and southern Europe at high elevations.

Published in Ess. Agrostogr. 19: t. 6, f.146 in 1812.

Basionym Agrostis calamagrostis L.

Synonym Stipa calamagrostis (L.) Wahlenb.

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