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VASCULAR PLANTS OF THE TUCSON MOUNTAINS
GRASSES (89 Species)
from Rondeau et al. (1996)

Herbs wi | sc | lo | lo-r
Grasses

key
Common Name Scientific Name Family LS D A
red brome Bromus rubens Gramineae a w 1a
six weeks threeawn Aristida adscensionis Gramineae a w 2vc
sideoats grama Bouteloua curtipendula Gramineae p w 2vc
slender grama Bouteloua repens Gramineae p w 2vc
Arizona panicgrass Brachiaria arizonica Gramineae a w 2vc
Arizona cottontop Digitaria californica Gramineae p w 2vc
fluff grass Erioneuron pulchellum Gramineae a-p w 2vc
tanglehead Heteropogon contortus Gramineae p w 2vc
curly mesquite grass Hilaria belangeri Gramineae p w 2vc
bush muhly Muhlenbergia porteri Gramineae p w 2vc
Mediterranean grass Schismus barbatus Gramineae a w 2vc
threeawn spider grass Aristida hamulosa Gramineae p w 3c
reverchon threeawn Aristida purpurea nealleyi Gramineae p w 3c
purple threeawn Aristida purpurea purpurea Gramineae p w 3c
spider grass Aristida ternipes Gramineae p w 3c
spike pappusgrass Enneapogon desvauxii Gramineae p w 3c
wild barley Hordeum murinum Gramineae a w 3c
red sprangletop Leptochloa filiformis Gramineae a w 3c
Bigelow's bluegrass Poa bigelovii Gramineae a w 3c
bristlegrass Setaria leucopila Gramineae p w 3c
slim tridens Tridens muticus Gramineae p w 3c
six weeks fescue Vulpia octoflora Gramineae a w 3c
six weeks needle grama Bouteloua aristidoides Gramineae a w 4uc
feather fingergrass Chloris virgata Gramineae a w 4uc
Lehmann lovegrass Eragrostis lehmanniana Gramineae p w 4uc
threeawn Aristida parishii Gramineae p s 3c
Arizona brome Bromus carinatus Gramineae a s 3c
Bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon Gramineae p s 3c
littleseed muhly Muhlenbergia microsperma Gramineae a s 3c
witchgrass Panicum hirticaule Gramineae a s 3c
pappus grass Pappophorum vaginatum Gramineae p s 3c
buffel grass Pennisetum ciliare Gramineae p s 3c
fountain grass Pennisetum setaceum Gramineae p s 3c
plains bristlegrass Setaria macrostachya Gramineae p s 3c
Johnson grass Sorghum halepense Gramineae p s 3c
wild oat Avena fatua Gramineae a s 4uc
cane beardgrass Bothriochloa barbinodis Gramineae p s 4uc
six weeks grama Bouteloua barbata Gramineae a s 4uc
red grama Bouteloua trifida Gramineae p s 4uc
cotta grass Cottea pappophoroides Gramineae p s 4uc
jungle ricegrass Echinochloa colonum Gramineae a s 4uc
squirrel tail Elymus elymoides Gramineae p s 4uc
stink grass Eragrostis cilianensis Gramineae a s 4uc
lovegrass Eragrostis echinochloidea Gramineae p s 4uc
tobosa Hilaria mutica Gramineae p s 4uc
green sprangletop Leptochloa dubia Gramineae p s 4uc
natal grass Rhynchelytrum repens Gramineae p s 4uc
bristlegrass Setaria liebmannii Gramineae a s 4uc
spike dropseed Sporobolus contractus Gramineae p s 4uc
hairy grama Bouteloua hirsuta Gramineae p l 2vc
giant cane Arundo donax Gramineae p l 3c
sprucetop grama Bouteloua chondrosioides Gramineae p l 3c
black grama Bouteloua eriopoda Gramineae p l 3c
blue grama Bouteloua gracilis Gramineae p l 3c
ripgut grass Bromus diandrus Gramineae a l 3c
Mediterranean lovegrass Eragrostis barrelieri Gramineae a l 3c
little barley Hordeum pusillum Gramineae a l 3c
bull grass Muhlenbergia emersleyi Gramineae p l 3c
vine mesquite Panicum obtusum Gramineae p l 3c
burrograss Scleropogon brevifolius Gramineae p l 3c
bur bristlegrass Setaria adhaerans Gramineae p l 3c
Grisebach bristlegrass Setaria grisebachii Gramineae a l 3c
sacaton Sporobolus wrightii Gramineae p l 3c
rothrock grama Bouteloua rothrockii Gramineae p l 4uc
plains lovegrass Eragrostis intermedia Gramineae p l 4uc
deer grass Muhlenbergia rigens Gramineae p l 4uc
broomcorn millet Panicum miliaceum Gramineae a l 4uc
littleseed canary grass Phalaris minor Gramineae a l 4uc
common reed Phragmites australis Gramineae p l 4uc
rabbitfoot grass Polypogon monspeliensis Gramineae a l 4uc
alkali sacaton Sporobolus airoides Gramineae p l 4uc
sand dropseed Sporobolus cryptandrus Gramineae p l 4uc
small fescue Vulpia microstachys Gramineae a l 4uc
King Ranch bluestem Bothriochloa ischaemum Gramineae p l 5r
rescue grass Bromus catharticus Gramineae a l 5r
pampas grass Cortaderia selloana Gramineae p l 5r
sourgrass Digitaria insularis Gramineae p l 5r
  Enneapogon cenchroides Gramineae p l 5r
weeping lovegrass Eragrostis curvula Gramineae p l 5r
lovegrass Eragrostis pectinacea Gramineae a l 5r
cupgrass Eriochloa acuminata Gramineae a l 5r
goldentop Lamarckia aurea Gramineae a l 5r
Mexican sprangletop Leptochloa univervia Gramineae a l 5r
wolftail Lycurus setosus Gramineae p l 5r
mesa muhly Muhlenbergia monticola Gramineae p l 5r
desert needlegrass Stipa speciosa Gramineae p l 5r
  Tridens eragrostoides Gramineae p l 5r
prairie trisetum Trisetum interruptum Gramineae a l 5r
wheat Triticum aestivum Gramineae a l 5r

LS = lifespan (p = perennial; a = annual; a-b = annual or biennial; a-p = annual or perennial)
D = distribution (w = widespread; s = scattered; l = local)
A = abundance (1a = abundant; 2vc = very common; 3c = common; 4uc = uncommon; 5r = rare)


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