Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1023

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (rare in GA-SC Coastal Plain, rare in GA Mountains)

Look for it in damp to dry soil of open woods and ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette (often a rosette of overwintering leaves) & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
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 polyanthes   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium sphaerocarpon var. isophyllum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-056:
Panicum polyanthes   FAMILY Poaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dichanthelium polyanthes

 

COMMON NAME:
Small-fruited Witchgrass