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Bristly Dogtail Grass - Cynosurus echinatus

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Annual bunchgrass. Stems 30–90 cm. Leaves: blades 3–10 mm wide. Inflorescence a contracted secund panicle 2–4 cm long, usually >1 cm wide. Spikelets 7–12 mm long, the fertile ones with 1 to 4 florets. Lemmas with an awn 5–15 mm long. Forest edges, along roads, in grain fields, and similarly disturbed open sites (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Collected in Mineral County; introduced mainly in the very western states and provinces of N. America and throughout much of the eastern U.S. (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Forest edges, along roads, in grain fields, and similarly disturbed open sites (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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