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Anthaenantia rufa (Purple silkyscale )
Fannon, Carolyn

Anthaenantia rufa

Anthaenantia rufa (Nutt.) Schult.

Purple Silkyscale

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Anthenantia rufa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 4 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , SC , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-10-04
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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