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Trichloris crinita (Lag.) Parodi
false Rhodes grass

General Information
Symbol: TRCR9
Group: Monocot
Family: Poaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid
Native Status: L48   N
Chloris crinita
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Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
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Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
TRME5 Trichloris mendocina (Phil.) Kurtz
LECR17 Leptochloa crinita (Lag.) P.M. Peterson & N. Snow
CHME4 Chloris mendocina Phil.
CHCR Chloris crinita Lag. false Rhodes grass


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae – Grass family
Genus Trichloris Fourn. ex Benth. – false Rhodes grass
Species Trichloris crinita (Lag.) Parodi – false Rhodes grass

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status


LECR17  Leptochloa crinita (Lag.) P.M. Peterson & N. Snow

Top Level Regions
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Great Plains FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FAC
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast UPL



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Description of Values

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