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Blowout grass
Redfieldia flexuosa.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Redfieldia
Species: R. flexuosa
Binomial name
Redfieldia flexuosa
(Thurb. ex A. Gray) Vasey

Graphephorum flexuosum Thurb. ex A. Gray

Redfieldia (blowout grass) is a monotypic genus in the grass family (Poaceae). The sole species, Redfieldia flexuosa, is native to the central United States. The grass can be found on sand hills.[1] The plants grow in small clusters, protecting each other from the harsh desert conditions.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

According to the United States Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), blowout grass is found in thirteen states, including Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Watson L, Dallwitz MJ (2008). "The grass genera of the world: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval; including synonyms, morphology, anatomy, physiology, phytochemistry, cytology, classification, pathogens, world and local distribution, and references". The Grass Genera of the World. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service, "Plants profile: Redfieldia flexuosa (Thurb.) Vasey: blowout grass", (accessed March 24, 2009).

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