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Urochloa ciliatissima (Fringed signalgrass)
Juett, William

Urochloa ciliatissima

Urochloa ciliatissima (Buckley) R. Webster

Fringed Signalgrass

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Synonym(s): Brachiaria ciliatissima


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
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AR , NM , OK , TX

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Brackenridge Field Laboratory - Austin, TX

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


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

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