Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Polypogon monspeliensis (Linnaeus) Desfontaines
Polypogon monspeliensis looks just like a rabbit's foot, stout and fuzzy. The spikelets contain one floret. The glumes both have awns that can be up to 10mm in length. The main body of the glumes and the floret is only about 1-2mm long without the awn.
This annual likes wet disturbed ground.
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Polypogon monspeliensis, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Burro Mtns., CF cyn., June 5, 2007
Polypogon monspeliensis, macro of spikelet, photo Russ Kleinman, Richard Felger & Ben Wilder, Burro Mtns., Mangus Springs
Polypogon monspeliensis, 5x macro of spikelet-- marks represent one millimeter, photo Russ Kleinman, Richard Felger & Ben Wilder, Burro Mtns., Mangus Springs
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