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The bunchgrass is native to western North America from Alaska and British Columbia to central California and Arizona, where it occurs in forests, mountain meadows, and streambanks, being most common among Ponderosa pines and stands of spruce and fir.
Trisetum canescens is a perennial bunchgrass forming clumps of erect stems up to 50–80 centimetres (20–31 in) tall, but known to exceed 1 metre (3.3 ft).
There are three to four leaves per stem, the blades reaching up to 30 centimeters in length. The sheaths can be hairless to quite hairy, the hairs sometimes long and shaggy.
- "Trisetum canescens Buckl. - Encyclopedia of Life". Encyclopedia of Life. Encyclopedia of life. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
- Jepson Manual Treatment: Trisetum canescens
- USDA Plants Profile
- Grass Manual Treatment — Trisetum canescens
- Trisetum canescens — U.C. Photo gallery
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