Graphephorum melicoides (Michx.) P.Beauv.  
Family: Poaceae
melic-oats, purple false oats
[Aira melicoides Michx., Graphephorum melicoides var. majus (Michx.) P.Beauv., Trisetum melicoides (Michx.) Vasey ex Scribn., Trisetum melicoides var. majus (Michx.) Vasey ex Scribn.]
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Etymology: Graphephorum: possibly from grapheiron for "pencil, stylus, or paint brush"; and phorus for "bearing, carrying" - referring to hairy appendage formed by the extension of the rachilla of the spikelet
Plants: perennial grass
Conservation Status: Endangered
Graphephorum melicoides image
Graphephorum melicoides image
Graphephorum melicoides image
Graphephorum melicoides image
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