Aristida ternipes var. ternipes

Common names: Spidergrass
Synonyms: Aristida ternipes var. minor
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 323.

Awns markedly unequal; central awns 8-25 mm, straight to curving; lateral awns absent or to 2 mm, erect. 2n = 22, 44.


Aristida ternipes var. ternipes, like var. gentilis, grows on dry slopes and plains and along roadsides, but its range is somewhat different, extending from Arizona to Texas south through Mexico and Central America to South America.

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Lower Taxa