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Grass Family (Poaceae). Curtis’ dropseed is a native, cool season, perennial bunch grass. The height ranged from 1 to 2 feet. The leaf blade is mostly basal, flat, narrow, 6 to 10 inches long, and the upper surface near the base is hairy. The leaf sheath is shorter than the internodes and the basal sheaths are hairy at the throat. The seedhead has an open panicle 6 to 8 inches long and straw colored glumes that remain after the seeds disseminate.

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


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USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center

Source: USDA NRCS PLANTS Database

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