Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Polypogon viridis (Gouan) Breistroffer
(Water Polypogon)

Family: Poaceae

Status: Exotic

Agrostis semiverticillata (Forsskal) Christensen
Agrostis viridis Gouan

Polypogon viridis has one flower per spikelet in a narrow, tight panicle. The glumes have no awns. It is found in wet ground and is found along the Gila River at lower elevation.
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Polypogon viridis, photo Danielle Walkup & Bill Norris, Gila River at the Lichty Center, June 24, 2008

Polypogon viridis, photo Russ Kleinman, Denise Friedrick & Bill Norris, Newby Road, June 7, 2009

Polypogon viridis, 2x macro of spikelets (glumes have no awns), photo Russ Kleinman, Newby Road, June 8, 2009

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