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Six Week Three Awn
Observed on 04 March 2009 near First Water Trailhead, Superstition Wilderness, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA.
ANNUAL: Normally a delicate annual grass. With exceptional soil and
water conditions plants might reach 50 cm
tall. Several stems arise from the shallow root system. In the Sonoran Desert
this grass appears in spring after winter rains and occasionally after summer
rains in September and October.
Poaceae -- Grass Family
This plant is growing from a crevice in colorful volcanic tuff near Apache Junction, Arizona. March 2009.
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