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Observed in Aug 2009, Gilbert, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA.
PERENNIAL or ANNUAL: Robust annual achieving a height in excess of
2 meters under favorable conditions. Frequently produces
thickets as abundant
rhizomes grow laterally giving rise vegetatively to many additional
plants. Vigorous growth occurs during hot months when C4 photosynthesis gives
a tremendous boost.
Poaceae -- Grass Family
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