Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1020

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA, rare in GA Mountains)

Look for it on dryish sandy or clayey soils of open woods and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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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 acuminatum var. acuminatum   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium acuminatum var. acuminatum   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-039:
Panicum lanuginosum   FAMILY Poaceae

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

GREATER THAN & LESS THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Dichanthelium acuminatum var. implicatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolly Rosette Grass, Woolly Witchgrass, Tapered Rosette Grass, Woolly Panicum


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image of Dichanthelium acuminatum var. acuminatum

JK Marlow    jkm0402f_25

February    Greenville County    SC

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image of Dichanthelium acuminatum var. acuminatum

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July    Greenville County    SC

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Vernal phase grayish-olive-green, velvety-villous throughout, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dichanthelium acuminatum var. acuminatum

JK Marlow    jkm0407a_28

July    Greenville County    SC

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Culms 40-70cm tall, lax, often with glabrous ring below villous nodes, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dichanthelium acuminatum var. acuminatum

JK Marlow    jkm0407a_30

July    Greenville County    SC

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Internodes & sheaths gray-villous with usually non-papillate hairs, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Dichanthelium acuminatum var. acuminatum

JK Marlow    jkm0407a_32

July    Greenville County    SC

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image of Dichanthelium acuminatum var. acuminatum

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July    Greenville County    SC

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image of Dichanthelium acuminatum var. acuminatum

JK Marlow    s040703_a2

July    Greenville County    SC

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Panicle 2-10cm long, branches scaberulous. Spikelets 1.4-2.2mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Dichanthelium acuminatum var. acuminatum

JK Marlow    s040703_c

July    Greenville County    SC

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Blades thickish but not stiff, somewhat incurved when fresh, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dichanthelium acuminatum var. acuminatum

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December    Greenville County    SC

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Autumn phase branchlets ultimately forming flabellate fascicles, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dichanthelium acuminatum var. acuminatum

JK Marlow    jkm0312a_33

December    Greenville County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Autumn phase freely, repeatedly, branching from middle nodes, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.