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Taxon: Aristida stricta Michx.

Genus: Aristida
Family: Poaceae (alt. Gramineae) subfamily: Aristidoideae tribe: Aristideae
Nomen number: 316567
Place of publication: Fl. bor.-amer. 1:41. 1803
Comment: A. stricta Michx., pro parte = A. beyrichiana Trin. & Rupr.
Name verified on: 27-Apr-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-May-2003
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • pineland three-awn   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • wire grass   (Source: Southeast Nat 2:1.) – English

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)


  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Kesler, T. R. et al. 2003. A taxonomic reevaluation of Aristida stricta (Poaceae) using anatomy and morphology. SouthE. Naturalist 2:1–10.
  • Peet, R. K. 1993. A taxonomic study of Aristida stricta and A. beyrichiana. Rhodora 95:33.


Check other web resources for Aristida stricta Michx.:

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  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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