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Brachyelytrum aristosum

Brachyelytrum aristosum (Michx.) Trel.

Northern Shorthusk

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Brachyelytrum aristosum var. glabratum, Brachyelytrum erectum var. glabratum, Brachyelytrum erectum var. septentrionale, Brachyelytrum septentrionale

USDA Symbol: BRAR9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (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
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: The florets (flowers) of grasses are usually so minute that they are not visible to the naked eye.

Distribution

USA: CT , IA , MA , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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