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Hilaria swallenii

Hilaria swallenii Cory

Swallen's Curly Mesquite, Swallen's Curly-mesquite

Poaceae (Grass family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 14 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


Native Habitat: Dry plains and rocky mesas.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-PM-23 Collected 2006-11-17 in Jeff Davis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

Web Reference

Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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