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Elionurus tripsacoides

Elionurus tripsacoides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.

Pan American Balsamscale

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ELTR4

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: Achene , Caryopsis
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: AL , FL , GA , MS , TX
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas, Woodlands edge, Opening

Growing Conditions

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

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW UPL UPL
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:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX

Bibliography

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

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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