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Some grass ID's (a lot of pics)

Posted by texasflip Friendswood,TX z9 (My Page) on
Sun, May 18, 08 at 8:59

I'm trying to figure out which of these wild grasses are native coastal prairie species. They were in a disturbed area near a contruction site in SE Texas and I've got a few that I'm pretty sure about but would appreciate some of your input. Thanks!

Grass #1

I think this one might be silver bluestem (Bothriochloa saccharoides)
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Grass #2

Could this be a Chloris species?
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Grass #3

This one made up the majority of the plants in the area. At first I thought it was just Dallis grass but it has long awns(?) on it's seeds which Dallis grass dosen't.
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Grass #4

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Grass #5

I'm pretty sure this one is Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides)

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Thanks so much!

Andrew


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RE: Some grass ID's (a lot of pics)

Texasflip, none of these are grasses I am familiar with, being in northern Illinois, but I feel bad that no one else has replied! I'd say you are on the target with the ones you have tentatively identified, after going quickly through the site posted below. I love it when I find a plant I'm curious about in MissouriPlants.com, because they have wonderful close-up pictures for ID'ing. They keep adding more species--some of the info is incomplete, I think because the grasses were added recently (at least I don't remember them being there).

Here is a link that might be useful: Grasses on MissouriPlants.com


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