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Isachne – a genus of grasses belonging to the family Poaceae.

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Isachne is a genus of grasses belonging to the family Poaceae.

Overview of Isachne

• There are approximately 60 species.
• These species are spread throughout the tropical and subtropical world.
• They are also referred to as blood grasses.
• These are annual and perennial grasses.
• The stems are hollow.
• Their leaves are often nerved.
• The inflorescence might be an open or narrow panicle.
• The spikelets are spherical to round.
• Most of the species are aquatic.
• Isachne globosa is a weed of rice cultivation.
• There are approximately 60 to 100 species.

Species include:
• Isachne albens
• Isachne angustifolia
• Isachne arundinacea
• Isachne beneckei
• Isachne carolinensis
• Isachne confusa
• Isachne dispar
• Isachne disperma
• Isachne distichophylla
• Isachne globosa
• Isachne goiasensis
• Isachne kunthiana
• Isachne leersioides
• Isachne ligulata
• Isachne milliacea
• Isachne myosotis
• Isachne nipponensis
• Isachne pallens
• Isachne polygonoides
• Isachne pubescens
• Isachne pulchella
• Isachne purpurascens
• Isachne pygmaea
• Isachne rigens
• Isachne rigidifolia
• Isachne salzmannii

Distribution of Isachne

• Arabia
• China
• Eastern Asia
• India
• Indo-China
• Malesia
• Papuasia
• Australia
• New Zealand
• Southwestern
• South-central
• Northwestern

Scientific Classification of Isachne

• Kingdom : Plantae
• (unranked) : Angiosperms
• (unranked) : Monocots
• (unranked) : Commelinids
• Order : Poales
• Family : Poaceae
• Genus : Isachne

Growing Conditions

• Select the growing site.
• Opt for full sun, moist and well-drained garden soil.
• The grass tips turn out to be lively red in full sun.
• These will grow in partial sunshine; however it is going to be less dramatically colored.
• Excavate the growing hole approximately 18 inches and no less than triple the width of the plant root ball.
• Examine the depth of the growing hole by replacing as much as necessary of the original soil so the upper portion of the root ball is even with the ground.
• The plant continues to be in the container in this step.
• Take out the grass from the box by delicately tapping the side of the box and loosening the root.
• Place the blood grass in the growing hole staying cautious to spread out the roots.
• Fill up planting hole with water and enable soil to soak up.
• Back fill the original soil into the growing hole and provide with water well.
• Spread a two to three inch layer of mulch or other organic material around the growing site.

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