Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1882

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in NC-SC Coastal Plain and in GA) (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in shaded to filtered woodlands, ditches and low areas, and often in moist sandy soil, per Weakley's Flora

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shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette (often a rosette of overwintering leaves) & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dichanthelium clandestinum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium clandestinum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-061:
Panicum clandestinum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum clandestinum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dichanthelium clandestinum

 

COMMON NAME:
Deer-tongue Witchgrass