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Echinochloa crus-pavonis var. macera

Echinochloa crus-pavonis (Kunth) Schult. var. macera (Wiegand) Gould

Gulf Cockspur Grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Echinochloa crus-galli var. zelayensis, Echinochloa zelayensis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AR , AZ , CA , KS , LA , MD , MS , NM , OK , OR , TX , UT

Additional resources

USDA: Find Echinochloa crus-pavonis var. macera in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Echinochloa crus-pavonis var. macera in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Echinochloa crus-pavonis var. macera


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

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