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Purple False Oat (Trisetum melicoides)

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Trisetum Melicoides, or more commonly know as Purple False Oat, is a graminoid of the genus Trisetum. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Trisetum Melicoides or Purple False Oat's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Trisetum
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Order: Cyperales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Graminoid
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: ME (E) NY (E) WI (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: ME (purple false-oats) NY (melic-oats) WI (purple false oats)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FAC*) 3(FACW*)




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