Pseudoroegneria spicata (Pursh) Á. Löve
Poaceae (Grass Family)
USDA Symbol: PSSP6
Grows in large bunches, with stiff, straight flowering stalks; often blue-green.
A former dominant of the intermountain grasslands, this species is now much diminished in distribution due to competition from Downy Brome and Sagebrush.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 1-3 ft. , 3-6 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
DistributionUSA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MI , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OR , SD , TX , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , SK
Native Distribution: Washington to California, east to Montana, New Mexico, also North and South Dakota.
Native Habitat: Dry slopes, plains, open woods.
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Pseudoroegneria spicata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pseudoroegneria spicata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pseudoroegneria spicata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff