Lycurus

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wolfstails
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Lycurus sp
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Poaceae
Genus: Lycurus
Kunth
Type species
Lycurus phleoides
Kunth[1]
Synonyms[2]

Pleopogon Nutt.

Lycurus is a small genus of New World plants in the grass family, native to North and South America.[3][4]

These grasses are known commonly as wolfstails.[5][6][7]

Species[2][8]
  1. Lycurus phalaroides Kunth - Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, northwestern Argentina
  2. Lycurus phleoides Kunth - southwestern + south-central USA (AZ UT CO NM TX OK),[9] northern + central Mexico, Bolivia, Peru
  3. Lycurus setosus (Nutt.) C.Reeder - southwestern + south-central USA (CA NV AZ UT CO NM TX OK KS), Mexico (Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango, Coahuila, San Luis Potosí), northern Argentina

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