Pink pappusgrass

Pappophorum bicolor



This is an erect bunchgrass with dark nodes and heavily veined leaves. Ligule is a ring of short hairs. The pinkish, narrow, loose panicle is 5 to 10 inches long. Each spikelet is borne on a pedicel and contains three to five pineapple-like florets, each with about twelve unequal awns.

Pink pappusgrass is a perennial, warm-season, native - 18 to 36 inches tall.

Fair grazing for livestock. Poor grazing for wildlife.


Grows on sandy or gravelly soil, grassy plains, moist road right-of-ways, and open valleys.