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Aristida beyrichiana [= Aristida stricta var. beyrichiana]

Southern Wiregrass, Beyrich Threeawn

Scientific Name:

Aristida beyrichiana [= Aristida stricta var. beyrichiana]

Genus:

Aristida

Species Epithet:

beyrichiana

Common Name:

Southern Wiregrass, Beyrich Threeawn

Plant Type

Grass/Sedge/Rush

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Poaceae (Grass Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

September, October, November

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Sandhills, savannas, from very dry to seasonally saturated soils. Native from southern SC south to FL and west to MS.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Important component of Long-leaf Pine forests. Fire resistant. NatureServe lists its Global Status as G5?.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ARBE7



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