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Grass Family (Poaceae). Green sprangletop is a native, warm season, short lived, perennial bunch grass. The height ranges from 1 to 3 feet. The leaf blade is 6 to 18 inches long, usually flat, and sometimes folded. The leaf sheaths are sometimes longer than the internodes, flattened, and often purplish. The ligule is hairy. The seedhead is a spreading, open, nodding panicle 4 to 12 inches long, consisting of 5 to 20 slender, well separated branches 2 to 5 inches long. Each spikelet is 5  to 8 flowered.

Distribution: For current distribution, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.

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Source: USDA NRCS PLANTS Database

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