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Anthaenantia villosa
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Conservation status

Apparently Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
  • Aulaxanthus ciliatus Elliott
  • Aulaxia ciliata (Elliott) Nutt.
  • Leptocoryphium obtusum Steud.
  • Oplismenus erianthos (Poir.) Kunth
  • Panicum anthaenantia Kuntze nom. illeg.
  • Panicum ciliatiflorum Alph.Wood
  • Panicum erianthum Poir.
  • Panicum hirticalycinum Roem. & Schult. nom. inval.
  • Panicum ignoratum Kunth
  • Phalaris villosa Michx.

Anthaenantia villosa is a species of grass known by the common name green silkyscale. It is native to the southeastern United States as far west as Texas.

This perennial grass grows up to 4 feet tall. The leaves are up to 12 centimeters long and are lined with silky hairs along the edges. The inflorescence is a pale green panicle with hairy spikelets.

This grass is attractive to cattle and may be part of a forage mix. It is "an indicator of good range condition".

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