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Tripsacum dactyloides (Linnaeus) Linnaeus var. dactyloides . Gama Grass. Phen: Mar-Dec. Hab: Roadsides, moist areas, disturbed areas, moist riverbanks. Dist: Tripsacum dactyloides is widespread in e. North America north to MA, MI (where adventive), IA, and NE, ranging south into tropical Central and South America; var. dactyloides is North American. This important species of moist and wetland areas in the Great Plains is generally seen in disturbed habitats in the eastern part of our region; its original habitats in various parts of our area are poorly understood, and it may not be truly native in the easternmost Southeast.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA25, NY, Va, DeWet, Harlan, & Brink (1982); < Tripsacum dactyloides (L.) L. – Bah, C, ETx1, FlGr, G, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mex, Mi, Mo1, NcTx, NE, Pa, RAB, S, S13, Tat, Tn, Tx, W, WH3, WV; > Tripsacum dactyloides (L.) L. var. dactyloides – F, HC; > Tripsacum dactyloides (L.) L. var. occidentale Cutler & Anderson – F, HC

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW (name change)
  • Great Plains: FAC (name change)
  • Midwest: FAC (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC (name change)

Heliophily: 8

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