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Danthonia sericea

Danthonia sericea Nutt.

Downy Danthonia

Poaceae (Grass Family)


USDA Symbol: DASE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , KY , LA , MA , MD , MS , NC , NH , NJ , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA
Canada: PE

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Dry

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.

Additional resources

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


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

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