Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Dactylis glomerata (Linnaeus)
(Orchardgrass)


Family: Poaceae

Status: Exotic

Synonyms:
None

This rather uncommon grass has panicles that appear to have tufts of florets gathered on just one of the sides of the branches. The spikelets have hairs along the nerves, and the leaf sheaths are almost completely fused.
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Dactylis glomerulata, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, Oct. 27, 2007



Dactylis glomerulata, detail of spikelets with line of hairs on nerves, photo Russ Kleinman & Bill Norris, Silver City, Oct. 27, 2007



Dactylis glomerulata, sheath margins fused, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Nov. 23, 2007



Dactylis glomerulata, photo Russ Kleinman and the GNPS Field Trip to Little Cherry Creek, Pinos Altos Range, May 17, 2009



Dactylis glomerulata, at anthesis, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, August 8, 2010


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