Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1533

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia? perhaps introduced north & east of GA
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in sandhills, moist pine savannas, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a dense, spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish
Grain

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tridens strictus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-08-002:
Tridens strictus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Triodia stricta

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Longspike Tridens, Longspike Fluffgrass, Spike Triodia


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trst2_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_trst2_003_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_trst2_005_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_tridens_strictus_3

October        

Panicle dense & spike-like, > 4x long as wide, branches ascending to appressed, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Tridens strictus

JK Marlow    jkm0311g_34

November    Chester County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

image of Tridens strictus

JK Marlow    jkm081102_158

November    Edgefield County    SC

Utility right-of-way

image of Tridens strictus

JK Marlow    jkm081102_159

November    Edgefield County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Culms rather stout, erect, 1-1.5 m tall, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Tridens strictus

JK Marlow    jkm081102_160

November    Edgefield County    SC

Utility right-of-way

Leaf blades elongate, flat or loosely involute, 3-8mm wide, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Tridens strictus

JK Marlow    s081102_f

November    McCormick County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Edgefield Ranger District

Panicle dense, spikelike, somewhat interrupted below, narrowed above, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.