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Aristida basiramea (Forked threeawn)
Smith, R.W.

Aristida basiramea

Aristida basiramea Engelm. ex Vasey

Forked Threeawn, Wiregrass, Needlegrass, Three-awned Grass, Fork-tip Threeawn

Poaceae (Grass Family)


USDA Symbol: ARBA2

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: To about 18 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , CO , FL , IA , IL , IN , KS , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , ND , NE , NH , NY , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON , QC

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2015-04-16
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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