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Steinchisma hians (Gaping grass)
San Antonio River Authority

Steinchisma hians

Steinchisma hians (Elliott) Nash

Gaping Grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Panicum hians

USDA Symbol: STHI3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

1 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White


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

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX

Herbarium Specimen(s)

NPSOT 0943 Collected Aug 5, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe

1 specimen(s) available in the Digital Herbarium

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2012-07-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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