Sporobolus heterolepis (A. Gray) A. Gray
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Commelinidae||Dayflowers and spiderworts, and several others|
|Order||Cyperales||Flowering plants including grasses|
|Family||Poaceae||Grasses (but not sedges or rushes)|
|Genus||Sporobolus||From the Greek spora or sporos, “seed or spore,” and bolis or bolos, “a casting,” in the sense of throwing or dispersing seeds, also from boleo, “to throw”|
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Sporobolus heterolepis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.
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