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Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. setarius (Basketgrass)
Cressler, Alan

Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. setarius

Oplismenus hirtellus (L.) P. Beauv. ssp. setarius (Lam.) Mez ex Ekman


Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Oplismenus compositus var. setarius, Oplismenus setarius, Panicum setarium


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Creeping grass with flowering nodes reaching about 1 foot in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous.


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , LA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TX , VA

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 81 - Natives For Your Neighborhood (2020) The Institute for Regional Conservation

Additional resources

USDA: Find Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. setarius in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. setarius in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. setarius


Record Modified: 2022-11-01
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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