Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Flora of North America
Melic Grass, Two-flower Melic
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Patrick D. McMillan pdmmmutica_echpb
Each spikelet ordinarily contains 2 fertile florets, hence the common name, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
JK Marlow s050424_f
April Pickens County SC
Table Rock State Park
Panicle 10-20cm long, nearly simple, with 1-few short, spreading branches, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.
JK Marlow jkm0505e_37
May Oconee County SC
Has a particular affinity to areas where limestone is very near the surface, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.
Bill Stringer wcsmelic_shoots
Sheaths scabrous or somewhat pubescent; blades flat, 2-5mm wide, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.
Bill Stringer wcsmelicamutica_closeb
Spikelets broad, pale, 7-10mm long, the florets spreading, pendulous, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.