Oplismenus hirtellus

bristle basketgrass

Poaceae (Gramineae)


Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 0.3 ft    Width: spreading many
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: This is a low groundcover that can be effective seasonally in shady locations.
Considerations: Unfortunately, this low growing gras is not visible during winter-spring, so its use is somewhat restricted to areas where this is not an issue.
Propagation: Division, seed.
Availability: Seed, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic to neutral


Native Habitats: Moist sites. Shade. Moist hammocks.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: