Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1019

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in wet-mesic to dry woods, thickets, and woodland openings, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked, and often a basal rosette of overwintering leaves

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Early-season ("spring") panicles terminal; later "autumnal" panicles are lateral

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish/Purplish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-045:
Panicum dichotomum   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum dichotomum

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum barbulatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Forked Witchgrass


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image of Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_paba7_001_lhd

        

Panicum barbulatum < D. dichotomum var. dichotomum

image of Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_padi8_001_lvd

        

image of Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_padi8_002_lvd

        

image of Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum

JK Marlow    jkm090711_011

July    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum

JK Marlow    jkm180711_3378

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum

JK Marlow    s100703_d

July    Greenville County    SC

image of Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum

JK Marlow    jkm071105_003

November    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

image of Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum

JK Marlow    jkm071105_007

November    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

image of Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum

JK Marlow    jkm071105_008

November    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

Short branchlets of autumnal phase bear usually much-reduced leaves, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum

JK Marlow    jkm071105_010

November    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

image of Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum

JK Marlow    jkm071105_011

November    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

image of Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum

JK Marlow    jkm071105_013

November    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

image of Dichanthelium dichotomum var. dichotomum

JK Marlow    s071105_abc

November    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

Autumnal phase much branched at middle nodes, lower part usually bladeless, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.