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Chloris virgata (Feather fingergrass)
Strickland, Sam C.

Chloris virgata

Chloris virgata Sw.

Feather fingergrass, Showy chloris

Poaceae (Grass Family)


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
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.


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

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


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

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