Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush, Shrub
Perennial

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

Common, primarily endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in savannas, pocosins, canebrakes, generally (but not solely) in wetlands, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain Brown
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Arundinaria tecta   FAMILY Poaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Arundinaria tecta   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-01-001?:
Arundinaria gigantea   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Arundinaria gigantea ssp. tecta

LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Arundinaria tecta

 

COMMON NAME:
Switch Cane, Small Cane