Fly-away grass, Rough bent, Rough bentgrass, Ticklegrass
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Rough bent or ticklegrass is a perennial clump grass, 3 1/2 ft. tall, with long, delicate branches that branch again toward the top. The inflorescence is wide and occupies most of the height of the plant. At first, the inflorescence is purple-green and shining, then tan. It often breaks off and floats around like a tumbleweed.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
, WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Distribution:
Nf. to AK,
s. to FL, LA, NM
& CA Native Habitat:
Moist meadows; streamsides; open woods
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Medium Light Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry CaCO3 Tolerance:
Low Soil Description:
Mucky to moist, sandy soils. Conditions Comments:
When A. hiemalis is separated from A. scabra, its range is from the eastern U.S. to WI, KS
& TX. Without A. hiemalis, the range of A. scabra does not include the extreme s.e. U.S.
Larval Host: The Grass Family is an essential larval food for most branded skippers and most of the satyrs.
Last Update: 2007-01-01