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Trisetum melicoides

Trisetum melicoides (Michx.) Vasey ex Scribn.

Purple False Oat

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Graphephorum melicoides, Trisetum melicoides var. majus

USDA Symbol: TRME3

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White


USA: ME , MI , NH , NY , VT , WI
Canada: NB , NL , NS

Growing Conditions

Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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