Journal Article

Is It Wiregrass?

David W. Hall
Natural Areas Journal
Vol. 9, No. 4, Longleaf Pine-Wiregrass Ecosystem (October 1989), pp. 219-222
Stable URL: https://www.jstor.org/stable/43911087
Page Count: 4

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Abstract

The genus Aristida has 38 species in the United States; 20 of these occur in the southeastern United States. Similarities in awn structure and vegetative morphology make identification difficult. In spite of the many species of Aristida in the southeastern United States, no other species looks like wiregrass, Aristida strida. However, two species in the genus Sporobolus are vegetatively similar to wiregrass.

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