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Schedonnardus paniculatus (Tumblegrass)
Strickland, Sam C.

Schedonnardus paniculatus

Schedonnardus paniculatus (Nutt.) Trel.

Tumblegrass, Tumble Grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), CAN (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Leaf Pubescence: Scabrous
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AR , AZ , CA , CO , HI , IA , KS , LA , MN , MO , MS , MT , ND , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , UT , WI , WY
Canada: AB , MB , SK

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX
Patsy Glenn Refuge, c/o Wimberley Birding Society - Wimberley, TX

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-02
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