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Limnodea arkansana (Ozark grass)
San Antonio River Authority

Limnodea arkansana

Limnodea arkansana (Nutt.) L.H. Dewey

Ozark Grass, Ozarkgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Cinna arkansana

USDA Symbol: LIAR

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Culms: Weak, small clumps, 20-60 cm. tall. Blades: Thin, flat, 2-8 mm. broad, 3-12 cm. long. Panicle: Narrow, contracted of 1-flowered spikelets. Spikelets: 3.5-4 mm. long; glumes equal; lemma hairless, rough; awn twisted and bent.

 

From the Image Gallery

1 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , FL , LA , MS , OK , SC , TX
Native Distribution: Oklahoma and Arkansas south to Texas and Louisiana.
Native Habitat: Loamy usually very sandy soils in prairies and disturbed areas.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil Description: Wet, sandy or clayey.

Benefit

Use Wildlife: Food for upland game birds and wild turkeys.
Attracts: Butterflies
Larval Host: The Grass Family is an essential larval host for most branded skippers and most of the satyrs.

Propagation

Propagation Material: Seeds
Seed Treatment: No special pre-treatment.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 1033 Collected May 2, 1995 in Bexar County by Mike Fox

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-9 Collected 2006-05-08 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-07-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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