Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Aristida longespica Poiret. Southeastern Slim-spike Three-awn. Phen: Aug-Oct. Hab: Disturbed areas. Dist: The distribution and habitats of A. geniculata and A. longespica in our area are poorly known, pending further field and herbarium investigation.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = NY, S; = Aristida longespica var. longespica – Ar, C, ETx1, F, FlGr, FNA25, HC, K1, K3, Mo1, NcTx, NE, Pa, Va, WH3, Allred (1986); < Aristida longespica – G, RAB, Tx, W, WV; > Aristida longespica var. longespica – Il; < Aristida longispica – Mi, orthographic variant

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie