|Scientific Name||Trichloris crinita (Leptochloa crinita)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||TRCR9|
|Common Name||False Rhodes Grass||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||522796|
|Description||Habitat: Deep silty and clayey soils, low brushy areas, dry flats, canyons and on rocky slopes, generally along the Rio Grande.
Plant: Densely tufted perennial grass, sometimes stoloniferous with culms to 48 inches long.
Foliage: Sheaths smooth to sparsely hairy; narrow leaf blades to 8 inches long and less than 3/8-inch wide, firm, flat, grayish, coarsely hairy on upper surfaces near bases.
Inflorescence: Relatively narrow and dense, long, feathery panicle appears as single cluster of 6-20 closely-spaced spikes; each up to 6 inches long with 7 to 9 spikelets per centimeter; each spikelet with two or more florets.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Leptochloa crinitaMap Color Key
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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