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Blepharidachne kingii

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Poaceae
Genus  Blepharidachne
Higher classification  Blepharidachne
Order  Poales
Subfamily  Chloridoideae
Scientific name  Blepharidachne kingii
Rank  Species
Blepharidachne kingii
Similar  Grasses, Bouteloua, Bouteloua gracilis

Blepharidachne kingii is a species of grass known by the common name King's eyelashgrass. It is native to the Great Basin in the United States, where it grows in habitat such as pinyon-juniper woodland. It is rare in California and Idaho, but it is one of the most common grasses of the northeastern deserts of Nevada.

Description

Blepharidachne kingii is a perennial bunchgrass growing in clumps or mats of stems 3 to 14 centimeters tall. The curved, twisted, stiff, hairlike leaf blades are up to 3 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a purplish to straw-colored panicle of finely hairy spikelets.

Common associates in the flora of the plant's basin and desert habitat include saltbush, winterfat, creosote bush, ragweed, greasewood, hopsage, and boxthorn.

References

Blepharidachne kingii Wikipedia


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