Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1532

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

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

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full sun ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets usually purple or purplish
Inflorescence an open panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain whitish-yellow
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Tridens flavus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tridens flavus var. flavus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-08-004a:
Tridens flavus var. flavus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Triodia flava

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Tridens flavus

 

COMMON NAME:
Purpletop, Purpletop Tridens, Greasy Grass, Tall Redtop