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Piptochaetium fimbriatum

Piptochaetium fimbriatum (Kunth) Hitchc.

Pinyon Ricegrass, Pinyon Spear Grass

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Piptochaetium fimbriatum var. confine, Stipa fimbriata

USDA Symbol: PIFI

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep

Distribution

USA: AZ , NM , TX
Native Habitat: Oak and pinyon woods.

Web Reference

Webref 32 - Grasses of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico - North America north of Mexico (all countries, provinces, states, territories) (2019) Open Herbarium (openherbarium.org)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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