Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month
Florida toothachegrass is a perennial grass that has wide, bright green basal leaves and tall (2-3 ft) flowering stems. Flower clusters are narrow spikes held singly at the top of the stem, spikelets are held on one side of the spike and begin to curl as they dry out in the fall.
You’ll find this species in Florida sandhills and other dry or moist pinelands. Despite the interesting seed head, this plant reproduces vegetatively, sending up new shoots from the rhizomes.
Learn more about the plant characteristics here: https://georgiabiodiversity.org/natels/profile?es_id=20783
Check out other Wild Weeds Here: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/bakerco/tag/wild-weeds/
Source: UF/IFAS Pest Alert
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