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Aristida lanosa (Woollysheath threeawn)
Leander, Bruce

Aristida lanosa

Aristida lanosa Muhl. ex Elliott

Woollysheath Threeawn, Woolly Three-awn

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Aristida lanosa var. macera

USDA Symbol: ARLA6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 3-6 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are usually minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.


USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , IL , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Native Habitat: Loose sandy soils, openings in forests.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1248 Collected 2008-11-05 in Anderson County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-06-10
Research By: DEW

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