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Leersia lenticularis

Leersia lenticularis Michx.

Catchfly Grass, Oatmeal Grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Homalocenchrus lenticularis

USDA Symbol: LELE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: To about 5 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous.


USA: AL , AR , FL , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MN , MO , MS , NC , OH , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA , WI

National Wetland Indicator Status

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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-09-28
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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