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*Desmazeria rigida (Linnaeus) Tutin. Fern Grass. Phen: Mar-May. Hab: Shell mounds (SC), railroad tracks, stock pens, waste areas around wool-combing mills, other disturbed areas, perhaps only a waif in the northern parts of our area and somewhat established in the Gulf Coastal Plain. Dist: Native of Mediterranean Europe.

Origin/Endemic status: Mediterranean Europe and Africa

Synonymy: = ETx1, FlGr, FNA24, K1, NcTx, NE, WH3; = Catapodium rigidum (L.) Dony – K3, K4, Tx, Soreng et al (2003); = n/a – C, RAB; = Scleropoa rigida (L.) Griseb.; > Catapodium rigidum (L.) Dony ssp. rigidum – NY

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image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Aidan Campos source | Original Image ⭷


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