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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Dasyochloa pulchella (Kunth) Willd. ex Rydb.
Fluff grass, Low woollygrass
Synonyms: ERPU8 Erioneuron pulchellum (Kunth) Tateoka
TRPU10 Tridens pulchellus (Kunth) Hitchc.
TRPU9 Triodia pulchella Kunth
USDA Symbol: dapu7
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A low, densely tufted perennial bunchgrass, sometimes forming open mats.
Although generally considered to be a poor forage grass, this plant is quite attractive. Its fluffiness contrasts with the stark, open background of its relatively barren habitat.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: The flowers (florets) of grasses are often minute and therefore not visible to the naked eye.
AZ , CA , CO , MD , NM , NV , TX , UT Native Distribution:
S. Nevada, Utah, Colorado to Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Native Habitat:
Hillsides/Slopes, Flat desert areas USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
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Record Modified: 2008-01-30
Research By: TWC Staff