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Dichanthelium ovale

Dichanthelium ovale (Elliott) Gould & C.A. Clark

Eggleaf Rosette Grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: DIOV

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (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
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Leaf: Green
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: The flowers of grasses are often minute and are therefore not visible to the naked eye. The flowers of this grass genus remain closed and are self-pollinated.

Distribution

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

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU 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 Dichanthelium ovale in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dichanthelium ovale in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dichanthelium ovale

Metadata

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

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