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Trichloris pluriflora

Trichloris pluriflora Fourn.

Multi-flowered False-rhodesgrass, Multiflower False Rhodes Grass, Showy Chloris

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Chloris pluriflora

USDA Symbol: TRPL3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Panicle
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Flowers inconspicuous.


Native Habitat: Ditches, Ravines, Depressions

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Clay.

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX


Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

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


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

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