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Grass Family (Poaceae). Curly-mesquite is a native, warm season stoloniferous perennial grass. The height range is from 4 to 10 inches. The leaf blade is flat, curly, and usually short. The leaf sheath is shorter than the internodes and mostly basal. The stem is erect and the plant is stoloniferous. The seedhead is a solitary spike usually 3/4 to 1 inches long.
Distribution: For current distribution, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.