Tridens strictus

longspike tridens
Family

Poaceae

Leaf Arrangement

alternate, basal (rosulate)

Leaf Attachment

sheathing

Leaf Margin

entire

Leaf Type

cauline, simple

Leaf Shape

linear

Growth Form

graminoid

Flower Color

brown, purple, yellow

Flower Month

August - November

Height (meters)

0.8 - 1.7

Milky Sap

No

Armed/Unarmed

Unarmed

Origin

native

Lifespan

perennial

Growing Season

Warm season


Wetland Class

FACW

Prairie Coefficient of Conservatism

4

Cultural Information

Seeds average approximately 1,200,000/lb.

Animal Use

Acceptable forage for cattle.

Natural History

A weak perennial, common in disturbed areas throughout Louisiana. It ranges throughout the southeast and central United States.

Habitat

Open forests, sandy soil, prairies, old fields, savannahs.