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Aristida simpliciflora

Aristida simpliciflora Chapm.

Southern Three-awn, Southern Threeawn

Poaceae (Grass family)


USDA Symbol: ARSI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , FL , GA , MS , NC
Native Habitat: Wet savannahs, the upper portion of seepage bogs, and moist areas between bogs and surrounding dry uplands.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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


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

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