Lygeum spartum: esparto: gray-green needlegrasses (Stipa tenacissima and Lygeum spartum) in the family Poaceae that are indigenous to southern Spain. Lygeum spartum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Family: Poaceae Barnhart. Genus: Lygeum Loefl. ex L. Lygeum spartum Loefl. ex L. This species is accepted, and its native range is Medit. Toggle navigation.

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Lygeum spartum at San Marcos Growers

For more information about QR Codes click here. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Glume Glumes both absent or obscure. Spikelets Spikelets comprising 2 -3 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Poaceae Gramineae Grasses Origin: Lemma margins fused below to those of opposing floret forming an urn.

In spring into summer appear the curious flowers of this grass which have 2 or 3 large single flower spikelets fused together at the base surrounded by many long hairs and are further enveloped by a pair of large pale-colored spathe-like bracts.

When they are large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots and grow them on for their first winter in the greenhouse.

QR Code What’s this? This plant is naturally widespread throughout the Mediterranean from southern Italy and Crete west to the Iberian Pennisula and in North Africa where it is found on clay and chalky soils in arid climates from to 3, feet in elevation, often higher than the similar more coastal Stipa tenacissima.


Please view the copyright link for more information. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 5 mm long. Low Water Needs Winter Hardiness: Review of communities of Lygeum spartum L. Lygeum spartum False Esparto Grass – A spreading rhizomatous grass with vertically-inclined pale yellowish gray-green rush-like leaves that grow to feet tall.

Lygeum spartum

The species is hermaphrodite has both male and female organs and is pollinated by Wind. A fibre is obtained from the leaves[1, 61, ], it makes a fine quality paper[]. Always seek advice from a spartu, before using a plant medicinally.

Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow sparthm on in a cold frame until they are rooting well.

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Fertile Spikelets comprising 2 -3 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Lygeum spartum fibres have high tensile strength and flexibility, and is used for making ropes, sandals, baskets, mats and other durable articles. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

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Centropodieae Cynodonteae Eragrostideae Triraphideae Zoysieae. Plant them out in the spring. Published on the Internet at http: Prefers a light loamy soil[1]. Palea fused below to lemma margins forming a septum between lemmas ; linear; 2 length of lemma. To leave psartum comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Used also for making mats, sails, ropes etc[46].


Right plant wrong place. Retrieved from ” https: They have also used in the manufacture of high quality paper. It is found in one lygeeum of the province of Carthage in Neared Spain, sparutm not in every part of that; but wherever it is produced, the mountains are covered all over with it. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below.

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Ehrharteae Oryzeae Phyllorachideae Streptogyneae. Index synonymique de la flore d’Afrique du nord 1: Flora of Egypt 4: Rocky sea shores, or on dry sandy or clay and often calcareous soil.

If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. Lygeum spartum – Loefl. Fruits Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; mm long. This QR Code is unique to this page. The Grass Genera of the World. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Smartphone users quickly have information apartum a plant lyggeum for the pfaf. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages.

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