Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1560

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

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

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes thick and knotty

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain red
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Tripsacum dactyloides var. dactyloides   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tripsacum dactyloides   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-92-001:
Tripsacum dactyloides   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Tripsacum dactyloides var. dactyloides

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Tripsacum dactyloides var. occidentale

 

COMMON NAME:
Gama Grass, Eastern Gamagrass