Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1569

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it - it's abundant on unforested primary & secondary dunes on barrier islands, and on dry to mesic sand flats & interdune swales, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Spikelets yellowish
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Uniola paniculata   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Uniola paniculata   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-10-004:
Uniola paniculata   FAMILY Poaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Uniola paniculata

 

COMMON NAME:
Sea Oats