Carolinas and Georgia

4088

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Sporobolus jacquemontii   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sporobolus indicus var. pyramidalis   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sporobolus berteroanus

LESS THAN Sporobolus pyramidalis

 

COMMON NAME:
West Indian Dropseed


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Look for it in pine flatwoods, beaches, roadsides on barrier islands, per Weakley's Flora

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia? the extent of the original distribution is u
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Densely cespitose [tufted, clumping], not rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Inflorescence a spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Utricle

 

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



Sporobolus jacquemontii   FAMILY Poaceae

West Indian Dropseed