Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1468

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in upland woodlands and forests, sometimes abundant or even dominant in xeric woodlands over granite or mafic rocks in the Piedmont, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Lemmas brownish to purplish
Inflorescence a panicle

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):
Piptochaetium avenaceum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Piptochaetium avenaceum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-37-001:
Stipa avenacea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Stipa avenacea

 

COMMON NAME:
Green Needlegrass, Blackseed Needlegrass, Eastern Needlegrass, Black Oatgrass