Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1447

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in salt marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Sporobolus alterniflorus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Spartina alterniflora   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-58-003:
Spartina alterniflora   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Spartina alterniflora +

 

COMMON NAME:
Saltmarsh Cordgrass, Smooth Cordgrass