Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Dasyochloa pulchella (Kunth) Willdenow ex Rydberg
Erioneuron pulchellum (Kunth) Tateoka
Tridens pulchellus (Kunth) Hitchcock
Triodia pulchella Kunth
Dasyochloa pulchella is rarely more than a few inches tall, but quite pretty. When magnified, the florets appear to be white, green and red. The inflorescence is dense, the spikelets with several flowers each. The lemmas have three nerves and a short awn.
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Dasyochloa pulchella, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Apache Peak, Sept. 7, 2007
Dasyochloa pulchella, detail of spikelets, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Burro Mtns.,
Knight Peak, Oct. 6, 2007
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