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Grass Family (Poaceae). Wright’s threeawn is a native, warm season, weak, short lived and perennial bunch grass. The height is between 10 and 20 inches. The leaf blade is rolled; threadlike; tufted, and twisting. The leaf sheath is mostly basal, rounded and open. The ligule is a row of short hair. The seedhead is a narrow panicle 6 to 8 inches long, purplish at first, turning straw yellow after maturity; the seeds are covered with stiff barbs.
Distribution: For current distribution, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.