Taxon: Chloris verticillata Nutt.

Genus: Chloris
Family: Poaceae (alt.Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Tribe: Cynodonteae
Subtribe: Eleusininae
Nomen number: 103627
Place of publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 5:150. 1835
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-Feb-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Feb-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • tumble windmill grass  (Source: Names Beetle) - English
  • windmill grass  (Source: Grass US) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Grass US)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Coahuila
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Arkansas

  • Naturalized


  • Allen, C. M. Grasses of Louisiana. 1980 (Grass Louis)
  • Beetle, A. A. 1977. Noteworthy grasses from Mexico V (Phytologia) 37:340.
  • Beetle, A. A. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31. 1970 (Names Beetle)
  • Eilers, L. J. & D. M. Roosa The vascular plants of Iowa. 1994 (L Iowa)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Hitchcock, A. S. Manual of the grasses of the United States, ed. 2. (Grass US)
  • Jones, G. N. & G. D. Fuller Vascular plants of Illinois. (F IllJones)
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. (F Ariz)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains. (Atlas GPlains)
  • Smith, E. B. An atlas and annotated list of the vascular plants of Arkansas. 1978 (L Arkansas)
  • Steyermark, J. A. Flora of Missouri. (F Missouri)

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