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Aristida beyrichiana

Aristida beyrichiana Trin. & Rupr.

Beyrich threeawn, Wiregrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Aristida stricta var. beyrichiana

USDA Symbol: arbe7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Panicle , Raceme , Spike , Terminal
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: 12-18 inches
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye. It appears to be tan color and the inflorescence shape is variable.


USA: AL , FL , GA , MS , SC

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Drought Tolerance: High

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Aristida beyrichiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aristida beyrichiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aristida beyrichiana


Record Last Modified: 2011-06-10
Research By: DEW

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