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Aristida longespica var. geniculata

Aristida longespica Poir. var. geniculata (Raf.) Fernald

Slimspike Three-awn, Slimspike Threeawn

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Aristida geniculata, Aristida intermedia, Aristida intermedia var. necopina, Aristida longispica var. geniculata, Aristida necopina


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 26 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , CO , CT , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Along roadsides, waste places, sandy fields and clearings in pine and oak woodlands.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Aristida longespica var. geniculata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Aristida longespica var. geniculata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Aristida longespica var. geniculata


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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