As one of the most widely distributed grasses on earth, tufted hairgrass is found in many arctic and temperate regions. It occurs from sea level to 14,000 ft in the mountains. Habitats include coastal terraces, upper tidal marshes, seasonally wet prairies, moist subalpine mountain meadows, open forests, and alpine areas above timberline.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Native grasses are easy to grow and the birds will appreciate them. Building a bird-friendly habitat will keep wild birds within view for longer than the few minutes they spend at your bird feeders. And, you won't have to keep filling up the feeder!
Prefers full sun to light shade and moist, fertile soil. It will tolerate average soil and hot, dry conditions with ample water. Looks great in containers year round, great for edging and amazing when planted en masse.