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Tridens texanus

Tridens texanus (S. Watson) Nash

Texas Fluffgrass, Texas Tridens

Poaceae (Grass Family)


USDA Symbol: TRTE2

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 Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun



Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2008-10-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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