Aristida longespica var. geniculata    (Raf.) Fern.

Slimspike Three-awn 


MN Status:
endangered
Federal Status:
none
CITES:
none
USFS:
none

Group:
vascular plant
Class:
Monocotyledoneae
Order:
Cyperales
Family:
Poaceae
Life Form:
graminoid
Longevity:
annual
Leaf Duration:
deciduous
Water Regime:
terrestrial, wetland
Soils:
sand
Light:
full sun
Habitats:

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North American range map
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Please note that a complete species account is not yet available.

  Synonyms

  Best Time to Search

Aristida longespica var. geniculata is a late season species and does not reach peak development until August. For this reason, searches need to be conducted in August or September. 

  Authors/Revisions

Welby Smith (MNDNR), 2018

  References

Allred, K. W. 2003. Aristida. Pages 315-342 in Flora of North America Editorial Committee, editors. Flora of North America north of Mexico. Volume 25. Oxford University Press, New York.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2005. Field guide to the native plant communities of Minnesota: the eastern broadleaf forest province. Ecological Land Classification Program, Minnesota County Biological Survey, and Natural Heritage and Nongame Research Program. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota. 394 pp.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2006. Tomorrow's habitat for the wild and rare: An action plan for Minnesota wildlife, comprehensive wildlife conservation strategy. Division of Ecological Services, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 297 pp. + appendices.

Penskar, M. R. 2004. Special plant abstract for Aristida longespica (three-awned grass). Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Lansing.

Wovcha, D. S., B. C. Delaney, and G. E. Nordquist. 1995. Minnesota's St. Croix River Valley and Anoka Sandplain:a guide to native habitats. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis. 248 pp.