Lab 3 - Lab 3 - Plants of Central Great Plains eastern...

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Lab 3 - Plants of Central Great Plains eastern gamagrass Tripsacum dactyloides PNW Poaceae/Andropogoneae a. male and female spikelets distinctly different , but on the same rachis b. rhizomatous perennial to 30 dm tall, glabrous throughout c. blades 1-2 cm broad, very robust d. excellent forage tumble windmillgrass Chloris verticillata PNW Poaceae/Cynodonteae a. weedy perennial of central state prairies b. inflorescence branches at 1-3 levels c. note flattened sheath and leaf blade tip d. awns from lemmas distinct Texas tumblegrass Schedonnardus paniculatus PNW Poaceae/Cynodonteae a. perennial-weedy shortgrass of prairies b. sheath flattened, wavy and white margined c. spikelets sessile , almost imbedded in rachis branches d. leaves twist weeping lovegrass Eragrostis curvula PIW Poaceae/Eragrosteae a. a fine-leaved introduced forage from Africa, grows best on loamy sands, used a lot in CRP b. sheath shorter than internode, hairy throat c. branches of inflorescence wavy (curvula), often has purple base d. spikelets usually lead-grey colored , several florets fall witchgrass Leptoloma cognatum PNW Poaceae/Paniceae a. open panicle with football-shaped spikelets on each wavy pedicels, fine hairs on lemma
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