Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Aristida adscensionis Linnaeus
Aristida bromoides Humboldt, Bonpland, & Kunth
Aristida adscensionis, like other threeawns, has one-flowered spikelets with three awns
in a panicle. However, this threeawn is an annual with a weak root system. Aristida adscensionis
can be weak and only a few inches tall, or can grow tall and mimic a perennial.
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Aristida adscensionis, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, Oct. 21, 2007
Aristida adscensionis, detail of spikelets, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, Oct. 21, 2007
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