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Saccharum alopecuroides (Silver plumegrass)
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Saccharum alopecuroides

Saccharum alopecuroides (L.) Nutt.

Silver plumegrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Erianthus alopecuroides, Erianthus alopecuroides var. hirsutis, Erianthus divaricatus, Erianthus tracyi, Saccharum alopecuroidum

USDA Symbol: saal21

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , DC , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OH , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FACW 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.
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Bibliography

Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.
* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2012-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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