Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1018

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Common

Look for it on marshy shores, exposed wet soils, alluvial deposits in floodplain forests, spoil banks, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked (plants lacking a rosette of overwintering basal leaves)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish/Grayish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Panicum dichotomiflorum var. dichotomiflorum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Panicum dichotomiflorum var. dichotomiflorum   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-008:
Panicum dichotomiflorum   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum dichotomiflorum var. dichotomiflorum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Panicum dichotomiflorum ssp. dichotomiflorum

 

COMMON NAME:
Fall Panicum, Fall Panicgrass, Spreading Panicgrass


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image of Panicum dichotomiflorum var. dichotomiflorum

Gill Newberry    gn09_p_dichotomi_folium_p

September        

Panicle's main branches ascending, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Panicum dichotomiflorum var. dichotomiflorum

Gill Newberry    gn09_p_dichotomifolia_in2

September        

Spikelets narrowly oblong-ovate, usually about 2.5mm long, acute, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Panicum dichotomiflorum var. dichotomiflorum

Gill Newberry    gn09_p_dichotomifolia_inf

September        

Panicles terminal and axillary, mostly included at base, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Panicum dichotomiflorum var. dichotomiflorum

Gill Newberry    gn10_p_dichotomiflorum

October        

Culms 50-100cm long from a geniculate base [base w abrupt knee-like joints], per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.