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Aristida ramosissima

Aristida ramosissima Engelm. ex A. Gray

S-curve Three-awn, S-curve Threeawn

Poaceae (Grass family)


USDA Symbol: ARRA2

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 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MO , MS , OH , OK , TN , TX
Native Habitat: Open dry sterile ground, fallow fields, and roadsides.

Web Reference

Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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