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Tripsacum floridanum

Tripsacum floridanum Porter ex Vasey

Florida Gamagrass, Florida Mock Grama

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: TRFL4

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 , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov

Distribution

USA: FL
Native Habitat: Along roadsides and in pine woods, often in wet soils.

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

Research Literature

Reslit 2642 - Con A differentiates among grass pollens by binding specifically to wall glycoproteins and carbohydrates (1974) L. Watson, R. B. Knox, E. H. Creaser
Reslit 2643 - Systematics of Tripsacum (Gramineae) (1976) J. M. J. De Wet, J. R. Gray, J. R. Harlan
Reslit 2644 - Genetic relationships within Tripsacum as detected by RAPD variation (1999) Y. G. Li, C. L. Dewald, P. L. Sims
Reslit 2784 - New introduction of drought tolerant plant materials for parking lots and highway medians (1995) M. L. Robinson, U. E. Schultz

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

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

Metadata

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

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