Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Dasyochloa pulchella (Kunth) Willdenow ex Rydberg

Family: Poaceae

Status: Native

Erioneuron pulchellum (Kunth) Tateoka
Tridens pulchellus (Kunth) Hitchcock
Triodia pulchella Kunth

Dasyochloa pulchella is rarely more than a few inches tall, but quite pretty. When magnified, the florets appear to be white, green and red. The inflorescence is dense, the spikelets with several flowers each. The lemmas have three nerves and a short awn.
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Dasyochloa pulchella, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Apache Peak, Sept. 7, 2007

Dasyochloa pulchella, detail of spikelets, photo Russ Kleinman & Richard Felger, Burro Mtns., Knight Peak, Oct. 6, 2007

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