Mackenzie Hairgrass

Mackenzie Hairgrass credit: Canadian Museum of Nature
Mackenzie Hairgrass
Deschampsia mackenzieana
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
No status
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Not assessed
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Special Concern
COSEWIC Assessment: 
Special Concern
NWT General Status Rank: 
May Be At Risk
Description: 

Mackenzie Hairgrass is a rare grass species that grows in tufts. The plant is a dense bunch of stems with fibrous roots. It has narrow green leaves, mostly at the base of the plant. The leaves are firm with prominent veins. The flower heads are open branching structures which are pale straw-coloured and about 10 to 20 cm long.

Height: 70 to 100 cm (28 to 39 in)

Report Mackenzie Hairgrass sightings to WILDLIFEOBS@gov.nt.ca