Aristida necopina Shinners
Common Name: THREE-AWNED GRASS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt A-Grass

Aristida necopina A. A. Reznicek

Moist to dry sterile sandy meadows; mostly in drier and more calcareous sites than A. longispica, and not so tightly associated with habitats near the Great Lakes.

Treated in many floras as A. longespica var. geniculata (Raf.) Fernald, but Michigan and Great Lakes region plants seem quite distinct in both ecology and morphology. As our plants need more study, for the time being we utilize Shinners name.  

Locations

Arenac County
Berrien County
Gladwin County
Gratiot County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Kalamazoo County
Mason County
Midland County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Ottawa County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. November 18, 2019. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2014.