Annual Silver Hairgrass (Aira elegans)

Annual Silver Hairgrass (Aira Elegans)
Credit: Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950. Manual of the grasses of the United States. USDA Misc. Publ. No. 200. Washington, DC. 1950. | USDA PLANTS Database | License: PD USDA

Aira Elegans, or more commonly know as Annual Silver Hairgrass, is a graminoid of the genus Aira. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Aira Elegans or Annual Silver Hairgrass's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Hawaii, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Aira
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Order: Cyperales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Graminoid
  • Native Status: L48 (I) HI (I)

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