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Hoover's Bent Grass
(Agrostis hooveri )
Poaceae

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Description: Perennial, stoleniferous herb, 1 - 2.6 feet (3-8dm) tall. Lower leaf blades 4 - 6 3/8 inches (10-16cm) long, 1/16 inch (1-2mm) wide, and flat. Lower leaf sheaths with finely matted hairs. Ligules 1/8 - 1/4 inch (4-6mm) long. Inflorescence are panicle-like. Spikelets contain glumes 1/8 inch (2-3mm) long, and lemmas 1/16 inch (1.5-2mm) long, with bent awns 1/8 inch (<2.5mm) long.

Distribution:

Habitat: Dry, sandy soils, open chaparral, oak woodland.

Flowering Period: Blooms April - July.

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

Field Office: Bakersfield


 
Last updated: 08-05-2010