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Tall False Oat
Trisetum canescens
  
About Tall False Oat (Trisetum canescens) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Trisetum canescens is a species of grass known by the common names tall trisetum and tall false oat. The bunchgrass is native to western North America from Alaska and British Columbia to central California and Arizona, where it occurs in forests, mountain meadows, and streambanks, being most common among Ponderosa pines and stands of spruce and fir. Trisetum canescens is a perennial bunchgrass forming clumps of erect stems up to 50-80 centimetres (20-31 in) tall, but known to exceed 1 metre (3. 3 ft). There are three to four leaves per stem, the blades reaching up to 30 centimeters in length. The sheaths can be hairless to quite hairy, the hairs sometimes long and shaggy. The inflorescence is an open or compact panicle of green, tan, or purplish spikelets up to 20 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Grasses

Size
Size
1.6 - 3.5 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Green, Purple

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Landscaping Information
Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers loamy soils

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 8.4" - 151.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.19" - 5.63", Coldest Month: 19.6" - 53.1", Hottest Month: 41.1" - 79.3", Humidity: 0.01" - 23.44", Elevation: 19" - 11399"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Tall Trisetum


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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