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Chloris ×subdolichostachya (Shortspike windmillgrass)
San Antonio River Authority

Chloris ×subdolichostachya

Chloris ×subdolichostachya Müll. Berol. (pro sp.)

Shortspike Windmillgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Chloris latisquamea

USDA Symbol: CHSU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

1 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Margin: Entire
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.


USA: AZ , KS , LA , NM , TX

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0990 Collected Oct 10, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

USDA: Find Chloris ×subdolichostachya in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Chloris ×subdolichostachya in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Chloris ×subdolichostachya


Record Modified: 2012-10-05
Research By: TWC Staff

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