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Gauze Grass

Gauze GrassGauze-grass. ,Sporobolus uniflorus (Muhl.) Scribn. & Merr.


Stem 6'-18' tall, very slender, somewhat flattened, erect. Ligule very short. Leaves 2'-6' long, about 1/2" wide, flat.

Panicle 3'-8' long, very delicate, branches hair-like, erect or ascending.
Spikelets 1-flowered, (occasionally 2-flowered), minute, about 5/8" long, light purple, on slender pedicels. Scales 3; outer scales obtuse, about equal, half the length of the acute flowering scale. Stamens 2 or 3.

Wet, sandy soil. July to September.

Maine to Michigan, south to New Jersey.