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Parry's oatgrass Photo courtesy of Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org.

Parry's oatgrass (Danthonia parryi)


Plant Family: Poaceae
Project BudBurst Plant Group: Grasses

Identification Hints: Parry's oatgrass is a western prairie bunch grass with yellow-green leaves and paper glumes around the grass flowers. Grass flowers such as those of Parry's oatgrass are spikelets, with 2 empty bracts near the bottom called glumes. Just above the glumes are the flowers, which are generally enclosed between two bract-like structures called the palea and lemma. The lemma of Parry's oatgrass has a bristle sticking from it called anawn and this awn has a flattened base.

Did you Know? If you look closely at the leaf sheaths of Parry's oatgrass you will see little tiny hairs near the collar of the grass.The collar is where the leaf seems to attach to the grass stem.


Live Map for Parry's oatgrass

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Below you can view all observations that have been reported in for Parry's oatgrass (If the map below is empty then there have not been any observations reported.)

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The table below displays all the data that has been submitted to Project BudBurst. By default, the data is sorted by the date on which the phenophase occurred. Clicking the up and down arrows next to each column name allows you to sort on any value. If there have been more than 10 observations submitted, you can choose how many to display at a time using the "Show __ entries" control. You can also page through the data using the previous and next buttons at the bottom right of the table.

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Observational data for Parry's oatgrass:

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Date Contributor Common Name Species Phenophase Latitude Longitude Obs#
Sat Apr 22 00:00:00 GMT 2017 enaz28 Parry's oatgrass Danthonia parryi Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82896
Sat Apr 22 00:00:00 GMT 2017 enaz28 Parry's oatgrass Danthonia parryi Pollen (None) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82897
Sat Apr 22 00:00:00 GMT 2017 enaz28 Parry's oatgrass Danthonia parryi Fruit (None) 37.442260000000000 -122.100550000000000 82898
Mon Apr 24 00:00:00 GMT 2017 rl41043 Parry's oatgrass Danthonia parryi First Flower Stalk 37.424110000000000 -122.166080000000000 83180
Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 GMT 2017 rl41043 Parry's oatgrass Danthonia parryi First Flowering/Pollen 37.424110000000000 -122.166080000000000 83181
Thu May 18 00:00:00 GMT 2017 rl41043 Parry's oatgrass Danthonia parryi All Leaves Withered 37.424110000000000 -122.166080000000000 83182
Fri May 19 00:00:00 GMT 2017 StephanieT Parry's oatgrass Danthonia parryi Flower Stalk Emerging (Middle) 37.430320000000000 -122.130060000000000 85158
Fri May 19 00:00:00 GMT 2017 StephanieT Parry's oatgrass Danthonia parryi Pollen (Early) 37.430320000000000 -122.130060000000000 85159
Fri May 19 00:00:00 GMT 2017 StephanieT Parry's oatgrass Danthonia parryi Fruit (Middle) 37.430320000000000 -122.130060000000000 85160

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