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Bothriochloa ischaemum  (L.) Keng
Yellow bluestem
Bothriochloa ischaemum is a perennial grasslike herb that is not native to California.
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Genus: Bothriochloa
Family: Poaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Monocot
Jepson eFlora section: monocot

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFAndropogon ischaemum
JEFBothriochloa ischaemum var. songarica
Information about  Bothriochloa ischaemum from other sources

[wikipedia] Europe, Asia, Africa native, Invasive status: Bothriochloa ischaemum is a species of perennial grass in the family Poaceae, found throughout much of the world. It is commonly known as yellow bluestem. Two varieties are recognized, of which Bothriochloa ischaemum var. ischaemum is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa and naturalized elsewhere,[2] and var. songarica is native to Asia and naturalized elsewhere.[3] Var. songarica is an invasive weed in Texas, where it is known as "King Ranch bluestem"; it has displaced native grasses in large areas of central and south Texas.[4] The species name come from the Ancient Greek ischaemum, a styptic (causing ischemia). (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/22/2024).