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Polypogon monspeliensis [Poaceae]

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Scientific Name Polypogon monspeliensis USDA PLANTS Symbol POMO5
Common Name Annual Rabbit's-foot Grass ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 41171
Family Poaceae (Grass) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Moist sandy soils along streams, ditches and disturbed areas.
Plant: Annual grass solitary or growing in clumps, culms decumbent, often rooting at nodes; erect portion up to 39 inches long.
Foliage: Sheaths open, smooth to slightly rough; leaf blades flat, 1/8 to 3/8-inch wide, 1-3/4 to 6 inches long.
Inflorescence: Dense terminal panicle 3/4 to 6 inches long, either narrow and spikelike or flattened and broader, ellipsoidal; awns tawny at maturity.
Bloom Period: March to July.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Texas Status:
Introduced

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