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Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. oligosanthes (Heller's rosette grass)
San Antonio River Authority

Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. oligosanthes

Dichanthelium oligosanthes (Schult.) Gould var. oligosanthes

Heller's rosette grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Panicum oligosanthes


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye. The flowers of this grass genus remain closed and are self-pollinated.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , LA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV

Value to Beneficial Insects

Provides Nesting Materials/Structure for Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0806 Collected May 29, 1994 in Comal County by Mary Beth White

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-91 Collected 2007-04-18 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Additional resources

USDA: Find Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. oligosanthes in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. oligosanthes in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. oligosanthes


Record Last Modified: 2012-07-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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