Agrostis hyemalis

Photo Courtesy of K. Hubeny

Common Name(s) Winter Bentgrass, Ticklegrass, Rough Hairgrass
Scientific Name Agrostis hyemalis
Family Poaceae
Location/Vegetative Zone Thicket
Flowering Period May-June
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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