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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Field Guide Overview

Dominant Flora of the Ground Cover in Pine Forests of the Apalachicola National Forest

Genus/Species Aristida stricta Common Name Wiregrass
Family GRAMINEAE Acronym WIGR
Description

Grass growing in large clumps with leaves tightly rolled inward, appearing round in cross section, unsually densely hairy at base, seed (awn) three pronged born on stalks; flowers in any season; produces seed only in autumn after fires during the summer months.