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Cenchrus gracillimus

Cenchrus gracillimus Nash

Slender Sandbur, Slender Sandburr

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: CEGR3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (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 , Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , MS
Native Habitat: Sandy soils of open pinelands, wet prairies and river flats.

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 (openherbarium.org)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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