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Trichloris crinita (Two-flowered trichloris)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Trichloris crinita

Trichloris crinita (Lag.) Parodi

Two-flowered Trichloris, False Rhodes Grass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Chloris crinita, Chloris mendocina, Leptochloa crinita, Trichloris mendocina

USDA Symbol: TRCR9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

False Rhodes Grass or Two-flowered Trichloris is a showy bunchgrass, 2-3 ft. tall, with fingers of white, feathery seed heads held above blue-green stems.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , NM , NY , TX
Native Distribution: W. TX to AZ, s. to Mex.
Native Habitat: Silty areas along creeks & ditches

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Deep, alluvial soils.


Description: Seed
Commercially Avail: yes

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.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-PM-6 Collected 2006-09-15 in Presidio County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-21
Research By: TWC Staff

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