Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial/Winter annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA Mountains & Coastal Plain)

Look for it in lawns, on roadsides, in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Lemmas brownish

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain yellowish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Anthoxanthum odoratum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Anthoxanthum odoratum ssp. odoratum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-60-002:
Anthoxanthum odoratum   FAMILY Poaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sweet Vernal Grass