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False Buffalograss - Munroa squarrosa
Other Names:  Monroa squarrosa [orth. rej.]

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

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General Description
Warm season, annual bunchgrass. Stems often mat-forming, 3–10 cm. Leaves: blades 1.5–2.5 mm wide, flat and ascending, clustered at nodes, the throat with stiff hairs to 2 mm long, ligule a fringe of hairs 0.5–1 mm long; sheaths with overlapping margins. Inflorescence a cluster of spikelets concealed among leaf sheaths. Spikelets 6–8 mm long with 3 to 4 florets; glumes as long as florets. Lemma 3 to 5 per spikelet, awn-tipped with 3 distinct veins; palea enclosed in floret. Disarticulation below glumes; unit of dispersal the inflorescence and associated leaf cluster (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout much of the western half of the U.S. and south-central Canada (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 10

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Habitat
Sporadic in open dry and regularly disturbed sites such as long roadsides and anthills (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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