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Brachyelytrum erectum (Bearded shorthusk)
Smith, R.W.

Brachyelytrum erectum

Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) P. Beauv.

Bearded Shorthusk, Longawn Woodgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)


USDA Symbol: BRER2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), CAN (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 , Spikelet
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: The florets (flowers) of grasses are usually minute and thus inconspicuous.


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI , WV
Canada: PE


Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: Northern Pearly-Eye butterfly (Enodia anthedon)

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Northern Pearly Eye
(Enodia anthedon)

Adult Food Source
Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FACU
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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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