Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Sorghastrum nutans (Linnaeus) Nash
Sorghastrum nutans is a perennial with a golden color. The leaf
sheaths have pointed auricles. The spikelets are in pairs, one of which is rudimentary. The florets have awns.
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Sorghastrum nutans, photo Russ Kleinman, Tyrone, along Rte. 90, Sept. 7, 2007
Sorghastrum nutans, sheath with erect lobes at collar (per Allred), photo Russ Kleinman, Tyrone,
along Rte. 90, Nov. 14, 2007
Sorghastrum nutans, small pedicelled spikelet, photo Russ Kleinman, Tyrone, along Rte. 90, Nov. 14, 2007
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