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Elionurus barbiculmis (Woolyspike balsamscale)
Leander, Bruce

Elionurus barbiculmis

Elionurus barbiculmis Hack.

Woolyspike Balsamscale, Woolspike Balsamscale

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Elionurus barbiculmis var. parviflorus


USDA Native Status: L48 (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: Raceme
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore inconspicuous.


Native Habitat: High elevation, Hillsides, Slopes

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam Medium Loam, Igneous

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-PM-19 Collected 2006-10-27 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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


Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2010-04-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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