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Coelorachis cylindrica (Cylinder jointtail grass)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Coelorachis cylindrica

Coelorachis cylindrica (Michx.) Nash

Cylinder Jointtail Grass, Carolina Joint-tail

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Manisuris campestris, Manisuris cylindrica, Mnesithea cylindrica


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

3 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 Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: 1-2'
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


USA: AR , FL , GA , KS , LA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TX

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium


Interesting Foliage: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

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-JHJ-3 Collected 2009-06-10 in Hays County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2009-04-08
Research By: TWC Staff

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