Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1568

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it on riverbanks, streambanks, in bottomland forests, seepages & glades over mafic or calcareous rock, usually in nutrient-rich soils, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets greenish
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain dark red
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chasmanthium latifolium   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chasmanthium latifolium   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-10-003:
Uniola latifolia   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Uniola latifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
River Oats, Northern Sea Oats, Fish-on-a-Pole, Indian Woodoats