Agrostis hyemalis

Common Names  Winter Bentgrass, Ticklegrass, Rough Hairgrass
Family  Poaceae
Vegetative Zone  Thicket
Plant Status
Life Span  Perennial
Height  to 3.5 ft
Flowering Period  May – June
Fruiting Period  Late May – Late June
Distribution  Massachusetts to Florida
Identifying Characteristics  Small shiny flower clusters at end of branches


  • Grows up to 3.5 ft
  • Leaves
    • Green
    • Leaf arrangement is alternating
    • Leaves are simple
  • Short lifespan
  • Green flowers
  • Moderate growth rate in bunches
  • Other uses:
    • Seeding
    • Sodding


  • Preferable for golf greens
  • Good for low mowing

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