Bothriochloa ischaemum

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Bothriochloa ischaemum
Dichanthium ischaemum - Berlin Botanical Garden - IMG 8591.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Bothriochloa
Species: B. ischaemum
Binomial name
Bothriochloa ischaemum
(L.) Keng
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Bothriochloa ischaemum is a species of perennial grass in the family Poaceae, found throughout much of the world. It is commonly known as yellow bluestem. Two varieties are recognized, of which Bothriochloa ischaemum var. ischaemum is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa and naturalized elsewhere,[2] and var. songarica is native to Asia and naturalized elsewhere.[3] Var. songarica is an invasive weed in Texas, where it is known as "King Ranch bluestem"; it has displaced native grasses in large areas of central and south Texas.[4]

The species name come from the Ancient Greek ischaemum, a styptic (causing ischemia).

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