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Aristida desmantha

Aristida desmantha Trin. & Rupr.

Curly Threeawn

Poaceae (Grass Family)


USDA Symbol: ARDE3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AR , IL , KS , LA , MO , NE , OK , TX , WI

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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