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Grass Family (Poaceae). Cane bluestem is a native, warm season, perennial bunch grass with height ranging from 2 to 4 feet. The leaf blade is narrow, long, and rough. The leaf sheath is sparsely hairy at the throat. The stem is round, smooth, greenish yellow, and often branching at the nodes. The node is enlarged and covered with short silvery hair. With the above characters, you can identify this grass without the seedhead. The seedhead is a raceme 3 to 5 inches long, silvery to creamy or silky white when ripe.

Distribution: For current distribution, please consult the Plant Profile page for this species on the PLANTS Web site.


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USDA NRCS National Plant Data Center

Source: USDA NRCS PLANTS Database


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