Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1943

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Mountains

Look for it in limesink ponds, depression meadows, cypress savannas, pine savannas, bogs, swamps, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked, and often a basal rosette of overwintering leaves

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Early-season ("spring") panicles terminal; later "autumnal" panicles are lateral

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish/Purplish
Grain

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium longiligulatum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-048:
Panicum longiligulatum   FAMILY Poaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dichanthelium acuminatum ssp. longiligulatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Long-ligule Witchgrass


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image of Dichanthelium longiligulatum

JK Marlow    jkm0505t_03

May    Williamsburg County    SC

image of Dichanthelium longiligulatum

JK Marlow    jkm0505t_03b

May    Williamsburg County    SC

image of Dichanthelium longiligulatum

JK Marlow    s050528_a

May    Williamsburg County    SC

Culms 2-7dm long, wiry. Leaf blades glabrous, to 8cm long, 2-6mm wide, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Dichanthelium longiligulatum

JK Marlow    s050528_b

May    Williamsburg County    SC

Panicle 3-8cm long, branches spreading to ascending. Spikelets 1.2-1.5mm, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.