Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1026

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains)

Look for it in dry or wet sandy soils of pinelands, fresh & brackish marshes, shores, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade Aquatic ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain grayish
Grain

 

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

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

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Panicum virgatum var. virgatum   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-006:
Panicum virgatum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum virgatum var. virgatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Switchgrass , Prairie Switchgrass