The only known species of the annual bunchgrass is Limnodea arkansana.
Limnodea arkansana is native: to northeastern Mexico in Coahuila and Tamaulipas states; and to the South-Central/Midwestern and Southeastern United States, in Arkansas (including the Ozarks), Oklahoma, East Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, and the Florida Panhandle.
It grows in dry and usually sandy soils, in prairie, open woodland, and river bank habitats; and in disturbed areas. Along the Gulf Coast it is found on upper beaches where shells accumulate, and on maritime shell mounds and middens.
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- International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Melbourne Code) see § 7.3
- Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
- US Department of Agriculture plant profile, Limnodea arkansana (Nutt.) L.H. Dewey, Ozark grass
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- Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
- Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution map
- Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
- Alabama Plant Atlas
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, University of Texas
- USDA Plants Profile for Limnodea arkansana (Ozark grass)
- The Online Grass Manual: Limnodea + Limnodea arkansana
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