Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Sphenopholis obtusata (Michx.) Scribn. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           
Family Poaceae
Sphenopholis obtusata (Michx.) Scribn.
prairie wedge grass, prairie wedge scale
Sphenopholis: from sphen for "a wedge" and pholis for "a scale," referring to broadly ovate or wedge-shaped second glume
obtusata: from Latin obtus meaning "dull or blunt"
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Status: Native
Plant: annual/perennial grass
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Drawing by Agnes Chase from Norman C. Fassett's Grasses of Wisconsin
Synonyms 
Aira obtusata Michx.
Sphenopholis obtusata (Michx.) Scribn. var. lobata (Trin.) Scribn.
Sphenopholis obtusata (Michx.) Scribn. var. obtusata
Sphenopholis obtusata (Michx.) Scribn. var. pubescens (Scribn. & Merr.) Scribn.

         
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