Common Name: Silver Bluestem, Silver Beard-grass
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|habit--Bothriochloa laguroides is a perennial bunchgrass. Notice how the spikelets are located at the very tips of the stems.
|fruits--the hairs attached to the fruits give the mature inflorescence a whitish cast
|fruit--the lemma that surrounds each fertile grass floret has a long slender extension called an awn which often extends well beyond the spikelet
|fruit--the fruit of a grass is called a caryopsis which is a dry one-seeded fruit.