False Melic (Schizachne purpurascens)

False Melic (Schizachne Purpurascens)
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Schizachne Purpurascens, or more commonly know as False Melic, is a graminoid of the genus Schizachne. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Schizachne Purpurascens or False Melic's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska, specifically in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Monocot
  • Genus: Schizachne
  • Family: Poaceae
  • Order: Cyperales
  • Class: Liliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Graminoid
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (N) CAN (N)
  • State T/E Status: CT (SC) IL (E) IN (E) KY (T) MD (E) NJ (E) OH (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: CT (purple oat) IL (false melic grass) IN (purple oat) KY (purple-oat) MD (purple oat) NJ (purple oat) OH (false melic)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU-) 2(NI) 3(FACU+) 4(FACU) 5(FACU) 7(NI) 8(FACU) 9(UPL) A(FAC)

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