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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Pooideae
Tribus: Aveneae
Subtribus: Agrostidinae
Genus: Limnodea
Species: L. arkansana

Limnodea Dewey, Contr. U. S. Natl. Herb. 2: 518 (1894)
monotypic taxon


Greenia Nutt., Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n.s., 5: 142 (1835 publ. 1837), nom. illeg.
Sclerachne Torr. ex Trin., Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math., Seconde Pt. Sci. Nat. 6: 273 (1841), nom. illeg.
Thurberia Benth., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 19: 58 (1881), nom. illeg.


Dewey, L.H. (1894) Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 2(3): 518.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Limnodea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 11. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Limnodea. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 11. 2013. Limnodea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Dec. 11.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Limnodea. Published online. Accessed: 11 Dec. 2013.

Limnodea, with the common name Ozark grass,[2] is a genus of North American plants in the grass family.[3][4][5][6] The type species is Greenia arkansana Nutt..[3][7]

The only known species of the annual bunchgrass is Limnodea arkansana.

Limnodea arkansana is native: to northeastern Mexico in Coahuila and Tamaulipas states; and to the South-Central/Midwestern and Southeastern United States, in Arkansas (including the Ozarks), Oklahoma, East Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, and the Florida Panhandle.[1][8][9][10][11]

It grows in dry and usually sandy soils, in prairie, open woodland, and river bank habitats; and in disturbed areas. Along the Gulf Coast it is found on upper beaches where shells accumulate, and on maritime shell mounds and middens.

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
US Department of Agriculture plant profile, Limnodea arkansana (Nutt.) L.H. Dewey, Ozark grass
Nuttall, Thomas. 1835. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, new series 5(6[1]): 142–143 generic description in Latin, specific description and commentary in English
Dewey, Lyster Hoxie. 1894. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 2(3): 518 in English
Bentham, George. 1881. Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 19: 58 in English
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Melbourne Code) see § 7.3
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution map
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Alabama Plant Atlas
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, University of Texas

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