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Axonopus compressus

Axonopus compressus (Sw.) P. Beauv.

Broadleaf Carpetgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Anastrophus compressus, Axonopus compressus var. australis, Milium compressum

USDA Symbol: AXCO

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , SC , TX

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FACW FAC FACW FACW 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 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (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 Axonopus compressus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Axonopus compressus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Axonopus compressus

Metadata

Record Modified: 2022-10-04
Research By: SET

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