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Sorghastrum nutans

Sorghastrum nutans (L.) Nash

Indiangrass, Yellow Indiangrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

USDA Symbol: SONU2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Sorghastrum nutans

Yellow Indian-Grass


Location: John James Park, San Antonio, 200 m S of Parking Lot on creekside trail.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Full sun; level, alkaline, alluvial soil. Among varied Poaceae.

Description: Perennial, 1 m+ tall. Culms erect, tufted, from short, scaley rhizomes. Nodes hispid; sheaths glabrous; ligule stiff, membraneous, 2 mm long. Blades flat, linear, tapering to acute/both ends, to 14 mm x 25 cm. Infloresence:loosely compacted panicle 30+ cm tall. Spikelets 6-8 mm long (plus awns). Glumes straw colored. Awns 10-12 mm, once geniculate.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 21, 1991
Specimen number: 459

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0668
Accession Date: Mar 22, 1994
Accession Number: 49

Annotations: SXFRB [=S. avenaceum] Setaria scheelei (Steud.) A. S. Hitchc. det. F.R. Waller 5/3/94

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