Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Lycurus setosus (Nuttall) C. Reeder

Family: Poaceae

Status: Native

Lycurus phleoides Kunth var. glaucifolius Beal

Lycurus setosus has leaf blades that end in a thin bristle that can be up to a centimeter long. The panicle is made up of one flowered spikelets, The first glume has two awns, the lemma has one. Lycurus setosus is densely tufted, in contrast to Lycurus phleoides, a loosely tufted plant. The ligule of Lycurus setosus is acute, while that of L. phleoides is acuminate on either side with the central portion truncate.
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Lycurus setosus, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Oct. 14, 2007

Lycurus setosus, detail of florets, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Karen Blisard, and Denise Friedrick, Georgetown Rd., Oct. 9, 2007

Lycurus setosus, blade terminates in "slender hairlike bristle" (per Allred), photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, Nov. 14, 2007

Lycurus setosus, ligule, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Hanover Canyon, Nov. 10, 2009

Lycurus setosus, at anthesis, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Pinos Altos, September 10, 2012

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