Carolinas and Georgia

2753

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sporobolus indicus var. indicus   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-44-005:
Sporobolus poiretii   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Sporobolus indicus

INCLUDING Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Sporobolus poiretii

 

COMMON NAME:
Smut-grass, Blackseed


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Look for it on roadsides, in lawns, disturbed situations, per Weakley's Flora

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia?
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (its original distribution obscured by its weedy capabilities)

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, not 2-ranked

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Utricle

 

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



Sporobolus indicus   FAMILY Poaceae

Smut-grass, Blackseed