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Dasyochloa pulchella (Kunth) Willd. ex Rydb.

Desert fluff-grass, low woollygrass

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderCyperalesFlowering plants including grasses
FamilyPoaceaeGrasses (but not sedges or rushes)
GenusDasyochloaFrom the Greek dasys, “shaggy, thick, hairy, rough” and chloa, “a blade of grass”
SpeciespulchellaDerived from the Latin for “beautiful”

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Dasyochloa pulchella description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Dasyochloa pulchella (desert fluff-grass, low woollygrass)

4/30/2018 · Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve, Cali­fornia · ≈ 10 × 6″ (24 × 16 cm)

Dasyochloa pulchella (desert fluff-grass, low woollygrass)

4/28/2018 · Red Rock Canyon, Nevada · ≈ 8 × 5″ (20 × 13 cm)


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