Limnodea arkansana (Nutt.) L.H. Dewey
Ozark Grass, Ozarkgrass
Poaceae (Grass Family)
Synonym(s): Cinna arkansana
USDA Symbol: LIAR
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: 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 ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil Description: Wet, sandy or clayey.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Food for upland game birds and wild turkeys.
Larval Host: The Grass Family is an essential larval host for most branded skippers and most of the satyrs.
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Seed Treatment: No special pre-treatment.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording 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
Wildflower Center Seed BankLBJWC-9 Collected 2006-05-08 in Travis County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Limnodea arkansana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Limnodea arkansana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Limnodea arkansana
MetadataRecord Modified: 2012-07-02
Research By: TWC Staff