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Sonoran Desert Plants
Polypogon viridis (Water Bent Grass,Water Beard Grass)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Polypogon viridis

 Polypogon viridis

 Polypogon viridis

Habitat: wet areas
Life Form: grass,perennial
Leaf Description: grasslike leaves
Flower Color: green
Flowering Period: May to Oct.
Spines: spineless
Family: Poaceae (grass family)
Abundance: introduced,rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 6. Poaceae - Grass Family. Phytoneuron 2014-35, 1-139 page 116 (13.8 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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