Chloris verticillata

Family (Traditional)Poaceae
SpeciesChloris verticillata Nutt.
Common NameTumble Windmill Grass; Windmill Grass
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.1
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNR] KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, KNK, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1977 - 1988

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0091440 Jefferson Kentucky
Chloris verticillata
APSC0069714 Jefferson Kentucky 21 May 1988 Max Medley
Chloris verticillata
UCHT038299 Wilson Tennessee
Chloris verticillata
N/A Muhlenberg Kentucky 29 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
Chloris verticillata
31973000021299 Kenton Kentucky 01 Aug 1977 Applegarth, Patrick
Chloris verticillata
TENN-V-0030466 Wilson Tennessee
Chloris verticillata
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