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Helictotrichon sempervirens ‘Saphirsprudel’

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
SpeciessempervirensLatin for “evergreen”
Cultivar‘Saphirsprudel’German, meaning “sapphire fountain”

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This ornamental oat grass is a cultivar.

Identification: This grass is 2-3′ (60-91 cm) in height. It blooms in June, with bluish-brown flowers. Leaf blades are stiff, linear, and steel blue in color, 1½′ (45 cm) × up to ½″ (1.3 cm) wide, with sharp tips.

Online References:

The Missouri Botanical Garden




Helictotrichon sempervirens ‘Saphirsprudel’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Helictotrichon sempervirens

9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Mass­a­chu­setts · ≈ 2 × 1′ (62 × 41 cm)

Range: Zones 4-8:

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