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Cane Beardgrass

Bothriochloa barbinodis

Details & Attributes


Plant Type(s) Grass
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low-moderate
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Has Spines No
Size
In relative feet, width by height
4 × 3
Freeze Tolerant No
Flowering Season August-September
Flower Color Green
Minimum Temperature Range 15-20 °F
Leaf Description Narrow, curing reddish in the late summer/fall
Fruit Covered in silvery hairs with a single long achenes (dry single seeded fruit)
Longevity
In years
15
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Elevation Range 1000-6000 ft.
Description This common grass with showy seedheads can provide an excellent meadow effect. The potential for reseeding means that once introduced to a garden this species can be fairly aggressive. Like many grasses this beardgrass can be a larval source for skipper butterflies.