Bothriochloa laguroides (DC.) Herter

Silver Bluestem


CC = 0
CW = 5
MOC = 32

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Family - Poaceae/Andropogoneae

Stems - No info yet.

Bothriochloa_laguroides_node.jpg Node of stem.

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Leaves - No info yet.

Bothriochloa_laguroides_ligule.jpg Arrow shows ligule.

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Inflorescence - No info yet.


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Flowers - No info yet.

Bothriochloa_laguroides_spikelet.JPG Fertile (red arrow) and sterile (yellow arrow) spikelets.

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Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Upland prairies, glades, dry bluff ledges, railroads, roadsides.

Origin - Native to U.S., Mexico, South America.

Other info. - This species can be found in the southern half of Missouri. The plant can be identified by its big ligule, hairy stem nodes, and silvery inflorescences. The hairs of the inflorescence are long and silky.
Steyermark stated that this species is native in southwestern Missouri but is introduced in other areas of the state. It is a common late season roadside grass.

Photographs taken at Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve, KS., 9-27-06.