Trichloris crinita [Poaceae]

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Scientific Name Trichloris crinita (Leptochloa crinita) USDA PLANTS Symbol TRCR9
Common Name False Rhodes Grass ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 522796
Family Poaceae (Grass) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Deep silty and clayey soils, low brushy areas, dry flats, canyons and on rocky slopes, generally along the Rio Grande.
Plant: Densely tufted perennial grass, sometimes stoloniferous with culms to 48 inches long.
Foliage: Sheaths smooth to sparsely hairy; narrow leaf blades to 8 inches long and less than 3/8-inch wide, firm, flat, grayish, coarsely hairy on upper surfaces near bases.
Inflorescence: Relatively narrow and dense, long, feathery panicle appears as single cluster of 6-20 closely-spaced spikes; each up to 6 inches long with 7 to 9 spikelets per centimeter; each spikelet with two or more florets.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Leptochloa crinita
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