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Tridens flavus

Plant of the day: Tridens flavuspurpletop tridens

Purpletop tridens is found in fields, roadsides and open woodlands. Although native to New England, some populations are introduced, such as those in Vermont railyards. This grass gets its name from the widely-spaced purple spikelets. After the grain ripens the upper branch ...

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