Carolinas and Georgia

2067

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sporobolus heterolepis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sporobolus heterolepis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-44-004:
Sporobolus heterolepis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Sporobolus heterolepis

 

COMMON NAME:
Prairie Dropseed


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Look for it in barrens, glades, and prairies over mafic, ultramafic, and calcareous rocks (olivine, serpentine, limestone), per Weakley's Flora

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose [growing in dense tufts, clumping]

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle dark green, spikelets dark
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets dark
Utricle

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Sporobolus heterolepis   FAMILY Poaceae

Prairie Dropseed