WIREGRASS (Aristida spp. likely stricta)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: WIREGRASS (Aristida spp. likely stricta)

a.k.a. pineland threeawn

Feeds gopher tortoises, deer, quail and other birds. Provides cover for birds, reptiles, and small mammals. forage for livestock.

Learn: http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/extension/4h/plants/Wiregrass/index.html

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Aristida
http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/aristida-stricta-var-beyrichiana

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