Etymology: Triplasis: from triplasios for "thrice as many"
Plants: annual grass
Conservation Status: Native
Flora of North America: Flora of North America Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6 USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Grasses of Iowa: Detailed photographs, descriptions, maps Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources: Rare Species Guide; description, conservation, photos, maps, etc.