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Pappophorum bicolor

Pappophorum bicolor Fourn.

Pink Pappasgrass, Pink Pappusgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)


USDA Symbol: PABI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene , Caryopsis
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannas, Roadsides

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam Clay Loam, Clay

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX


Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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