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Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants


Lycurus setosus - bristly wolfstail

Plant Form:Grass

Family: Poaceae


   
 
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Walker Basin - Shipping Lane 4
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Willow Lake
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Willow Lake
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Seedhead
Walker Basin - Shipping Lane 4
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Willow Lake
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Ligule
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  Grass Description -   Glossary of Grass Terminology

Origin: Native    Season: Warm
Habitat Description: Rocky slopes and open mesas, mostly 4,000 to 7,000 feet.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 4000 - 7000 feet

General Description

Desc: Erect small bunchgrass, stems often branched at nodes, blades usually folded.
Grass Type: Perennial bunchgrass  Rhizomes: N  Stolons: N
Leaf Arrangement: Leaves basal and erect  Large Dense Clump (> 2 feet): N  Bushy (highly branched): N
Height with Seedheads: 12 to 24 inches
Seedhead Structure: Unbranched  Seedhead Droops: N
Flowering Period: Jul - Oct



Flower Characteristics

Number of Flowers per Spikelet: One-flowered  Spikelet Arrangement: All around branches
Awns: Less than 1/4 inch   Three Awns: N  Awns Bent: N

Flower and Seedhead Notes: Dense cylindrical spike, 1/4 inch in diameter, 2 to 3 inches long. First glume has 2-3 awns. Floret is awned and hairy.


Vegetative Characteristics

Blade Hairy: N  Blade with White Margin: Y  Blade Cross Section: Flat or folded  
Blade Notes: Blades 2-4 inches long, 1-2 mm wide, without hairs, smooth or slightly rough below, slightly rough or with rather long stiff hairs above, with prominent whitish midribs and scabrous margins, midribs extending as fragile, easily broken, awnlike, tips.
Sheath Hairy: N  Tuft of Hairs Top of Sheath or Collar: N  Ligules: Membranous
Auricles (Ear-like lobes at base of blades): N
Vegetative Notes: Thickened, slightly bulbous base. Loosely tufted. Ligules 3-10 mm, colorless and translucent, gradually tapering to a point, sometimes shortly cleft on the sides (in dried specimens the fragile ligules may appear shorter because of the folded tip).

Forage Value: Good.


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