fork-tip three-awn grass
[Aristida basiramea var. basiramea Engelm. ex Vasey]
Etymology: Aristida: from Latin arista, meaning "awn" or "a beard"
Plants: annual grass
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 3 Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora: by T.S. Cochrane & H.H. Iltis: habitat, distribution infomation / flowering and fruiting times USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Grasses of Iowa: Detailed photographs, descriptions, maps