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Bothriochloa longipaniculata (Longspike beardgrass)
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Bothriochloa longipaniculata

Bothriochloa longipaniculata (Gould) Allred & Gould

Longspike Beardgrass, Longspike Silver Bluestem

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Andropogon saccharoides var. longipaniculatus, Bothriochloa saccharoides var. longipaniculata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: The florets (flowers) of grasses are usually minute and thus inconspicuous. The spikelets are narrow, shiny-green and narrowly pointed.



From the National Organizations Directory

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

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1203 Collected 2008-09-06 in Waller County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-10-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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