Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1014

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in moist sandy woods, swamps, sloughs, roadsides, fields, waste places, often weedy, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets light green
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain purplish, blackish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Panicum anceps   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-001a:
Panicum anceps var. anceps   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum anceps

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Panicum anceps ssp. anceps

 

COMMON NAME:
Beaked Panicum, Beaked Panicgrass


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image of Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_paan_001_lvd

        

The leaves of ssp. rhizomata tend to be hairier than those of ssp. anceps, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_paan_002_lvd

        

image of Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps

JK Marlow    jkm060528_077

May    Greenville County    SC

Alternate & crowded near base (no rosette), flat, 20-40cm long, 6-12mm wide, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps

JK Marlow    jkm060528_079

May    Greenville County    SC

Leaves erect to drooping tips, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps

JK Marlow    jkm0508f_09

August    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

image of Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps

JK Marlow    jkm0508f_20b

August    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Spikelets light green often with a faint purple tinge, per Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.

image of Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps

JK Marlow    jkm0508g_24

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps

JK Marlow    jkm0508g_37

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps

JK Marlow    s050821_c

August    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Rather crowded somewhat curved subsecund spikelets, set obliquely, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps

Keith Bradley    kab_c_anceps_anceps_4331

September    Newberry County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

image of Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps

JK Marlow    jkm0410n_14b

October    Oconee County    SC

image of Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps

JK Marlow    jkm081102_172

November    Edgefield County    SC

Utility right-of-way

image of Coleataenia anceps ssp. anceps

JK Marlow    jkm0412b_07b

December    Greenville County    SC

Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve

Panicles 15-40cm long, the slender remote branches somewhat spreading, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.