Koeleria glauca

Koeleria glauca, commonly known as blue hair grass,[1] is a grass species of the genus Koeleria. It grows in dunes and other sandy places. It is mainly distributed in eastern Central Europe,[2] with its western outposts in the coastal dunes of Jutland and inland dunes in the Rhine Valley.

Koeleria glauca
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Koeleria glauca in natural habitat
(Saratov oblast, Russia)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Pooideae
Genus: Koeleria
K. glauca
Binomial name
Koeleria glauca


The plants foliage is bluish-grey in colour and is 15–30 centimetres (5.9–11.8 in) in height. Flowers bloom from May to July and can be 35–55 centimetres (14–22 in) high.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b "Koeleria glauca - Blue Hair Grass". Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  2. ^ "Koeleria glauca". Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  3. ^ "Blue Hair Grass (Koeleria glauca)". Outside Pride. Retrieved March 31, 2013.

External linksEdit

  • Flora Europaea [1]
  • Nordic virtual flora [2]