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Chloris virgata (Feather fingergrass)
Strickland, Sam C.

Chloris virgata

Chloris virgata Sw.

Feather fingergrass, Showy chloris

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: chvi4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Achene , Caryopsis
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , FL , GA , HI , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , UT
Native Habitat: Roadsides, Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU
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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1138 Collected 2007-11-09 in Fort Bend County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Bibliography

Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-08-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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