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Dichanthelium liebergii   (Vasey ) Freckmann
Leavenworth County, Kansas
Height: 8-30 inches
Family: Poaceae - Grass Family
Flowering Period:   May, June
Also Called: Leiberg rosettegrass.
Culms: Erect or geniculate, slender, branching mostly from base, internodes sparsely pilose to glabrous.
Blades: Basal and cauline, ascending or erect; blades 2.4 to 6 inches long, .3 to .6 inch wide, surfaces sparsely to densely papillose-hispid; blades slender and reduced on later branches.
Sheaths: Shorter than the internodes, strongly papillose-hispid.
Ligules: Minute ciliate membrane
Inflorescences: Panicle, pyramidal, open, 3 to 4 inches long, ca. 2 inches wide; branches ascending.
Spikelets: Elliptical, ca. .15 inch, papillose-hispid; florets 2; first glume half as long as spikelet, .06 to .1 inch, acuminate, papillose, second glume .1 to .14 inch, acute, 7-veined, papillose; lower lemma about equaling second glume, 9-veined, papillose, upper lemma .1 to .12 inch, glabrous.
Habitat: Prairies, meadows, open woods; full sun; sandy or rocky soils.
Distribution: East 1/5 of Kansas
Origin: Native
Comments: Leiberg dichanthelium does not produce a large amount of forage. The autumn form is sparingly branched from the middle and lower nodes and produces a secondary inflorescence until early fall.

Leiberg dichanthelium blades
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Leiberg dichanthelium blades
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Leiberg dichanthelium autumn habit
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Leiberg dichanthelium culm and sheath pubescence
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