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Botanical Name: Agrostis pallens
Common Name: Diego Bent Grass
- This drought-tolerant lawn substitute tolerates moderate foot traffic and can be mowed. With some supplemental summer water it will remain green year round.
- Plant Family: Poaceae
- Plant Type: Grass (cool season)
- Height by Width: 1' H x 1' W
- Growth Habit: Spreads by rhizomes
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Part sun to part shade
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring
- Flower Color: Seedhead
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: Throughout California Floristic Province, Great Basin
- Natural Habitat: Open meadows, wooded forest, subalpine from 800-11,000'
- Care and Maintenance
- Other Names
- Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.