Windmill Grass (2)

Chloris virgata

Feather Fingergrass
Chloris virgata

Family: Grass (Poaceae)
AKA: Showy Chloris, Showy Windmill Grass
Photo taken on: September 12, 2011
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Disturbed areas

Grows over 2ft tall with all branches attached to the stem at the same point. Flowers are pale green or tan and silky looking. Compare to Big Bluestem which is much taller and coarser.

Chloris verticillata

Windmill Grass
Chloris verticillata

Family: Grass (Poaceae)
AKA: Tumble Windmill Grass
Photo taken on: September 12, 2011
Location: White Rock, NM
Life Zones: Plains and foothills
Habitat: Disturbed areas

Grows less than 1 ½ft tall with purplish-red flowers. Branches stick out at all angles in whorls like spokes of a wheel.

Grasses, Sedges & Rushes