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