Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1106

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring
Bisexual
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring
Grain brownish/Reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Poa cuspidata   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Poa cuspidata   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-15-011:
Poa cuspidata   FAMILY Poaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
early bluegrass


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image of Poa cuspidata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_pocu4_001_lvd

        

image of Poa cuspidata

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_poa_cuspidata_2914

March    Catawba County    NC

Spikelets 3- or 4-flowered, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Poa cuspidata

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_poa_cuspidata_2917

March    Catawba County    NC

image of Poa cuspidata

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_poa_cuspidata_1

April    Iredell County    NC

Panicle branches mostly in pairs, distant, spreading, spikelets near ends, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.