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Rough Bentgrass

Agrostis scabra

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Grass
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Moderate
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
1.5-3' × 1.5-3'
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season April-October
Flower Color Pink
Minimum Temperature Range -40 °F
Leaf Description Wide, about half as tall as inflorescences
Fruit Rough
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Elevation Range 5000-9500 ft.
Description A widespread temperate grass found in most of the U.S. and Canada. In Arizona this species may be seen in the northern and eastern portions of the state, especially by streams at higher elevations. This lovely perennial grass with its pink seedheads would look particularly attractive as a mass planting, or planted with other riparian species such as monkeyflower (Erythranthe guttata), cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), and golden columbine (Aquelegia chrysantha).