Bothriochloa laguroides (DC.) Herter - Silver Bluestem
Family - Poaceae
Stems - No info yet.
Node of stem.
Leaves - No info yet.
Arrow shows ligule.
Inflorescence - No info yet.
Flowers - No info yet.
Fertile and sterile spikelets.
Flowering - July - October.
Habitat - Upland prairies, glades, dry bluff ledges, railroads, roadsides.
Origin - Native to U.S., Mexico, South America.
Other info. - This species can be found in the southern half of Missouri. The plant can be identified by its big ligule, hairy stem nodes, and silvery inflorescences. The hairs of the inflorescence are long and silky.
Photographs taken at Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve, KS., 9-27-06.