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Leptochloa fusca ssp. fascicularis

Leptochloa fusca (L.) Kunth ssp. fascicularis (Lam.) N. Snow

Bearded Sprangletop

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Diplachne acuminata, Diplachne fascicularis, Diplachne maritima, Leptochloa acuminata, Leptochloa fascicularis, Leptochloa fascicularis var. acuminata, Leptochloa fascicularis var. maritima, Leptochloa fusca var. fascicularis


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (I)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 5-1/2 feet tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: BC , ON , QC

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Leptochloa fusca  ssp. fascicularis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Leptochloa fusca  ssp. fascicularis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Leptochloa fusca  ssp. fascicularis


Record Modified: 2022-10-13
Research By: SET

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