Blepharidachne kingii

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Blepharidachne kingii
Blepharidachne kingii HC-1950.jpg

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Genus: Blepharidachne
Species: B. kingii
Binomial name
Blepharidachne kingii
(S.Wats.) Hack.

Blepharidachne kingii is a species of grass known by the common name King's eyelashgrass. It is native to the Great Basin in the United States, where it grows in habitat such as pinyon-juniper woodland.[1] It is rare in California[2] and Idaho,[3] but it is one of the most common grasses of the northeastern deserts of Nevada.[2]


Blepharidachne kingii is a perennial bunchgrass growing in clumps or mats of stems 3 to 14 centimeters tall. The curved, twisted, stiff, hairlike leaf blades are up to 3 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a purplish to straw-colored panicle of finely hairy spikelets.[1][4]

Common associates in the flora of the plant's basin and desert habitat include saltbush, winterfat, creosote bush, ragweed, greasewood, hopsage, and boxthorn.[2]


  1. ^ a b Blepharidachne kingii. The Jepson Manual.
  2. ^ a b c Blepharidachne kingii. NatureServe. 2012.
  3. ^ Blepharidachne kingii. Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
  4. ^ Valdés-Reyna, J. Blepharidachne. Archived June 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Grass Manual. Flora of North America.

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