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Tumble Grass - Schedonnardus paniculatus

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

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General Description
Warm season, perennial bunchgrass. Stems ascending, 10–40 cm long. Leaves: blades 1–2 mm wide, flat and ascending; ligule membranous 1–1.5 mm long; sheaths with overlapping margins. Inflorescences of 5 to 10 secund lateral divergent spikes, each 5–15 cm long and with 10 to 20 spikelets. Spikelets 3–4 mm long, closely appressed to the rachis, with 1 floret; glumes narrow. Lemmas 2–4 mm long, distinctly 3-nerved, awnless or awn-tipped; palea enclosed in floret. Disarticulation below glumes; unit of dispersal is the entire inflorescence (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout central and southwestern N. America (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 16

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Habitat
Disturbed areas including overgrazed rangeland, prairie dog towns, lawns, and shoulders of roads and railroad tracks (Lavin in Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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