OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ctenium aromaticum   FAMILY Poaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ctenium aromaticum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ctenium aromaticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-51-001:
Ctenium aromaticum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Ctenium aromaticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Campulosus aromaticus

 

COMMON NAME:
Toothache Grass, Orange Grass, Wild Ginger


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image of Ctenium aromaticum, Toothache Grass, Orange Grass, Wild Ginger

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caar31_001_lvd

        

image of Ctenium aromaticum, Toothache Grass, Orange Grass, Wild Ginger

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_ctar_002_lvd

        

image of Ctenium aromaticum, Toothache Grass, Orange Grass, Wild Ginger

JK Marlow    jkm060423_074

April    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

A recurved 1-sided spike bearing spikelets in 2 rows, with conspicuous awns, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Ctenium aromaticum, Toothache Grass, Orange Grass, Wild Ginger

JK Marlow    jkm060423_116

April        SC

Francis Marion National Forest

image of Ctenium aromaticum, Toothache Grass, Orange Grass, Wild Ginger

Keith Bradley    kab_c_aromaticum_79748

September    Highlands County    FL

Kissimmee Prairie State Park

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Ctenium aromaticum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Ctenium aromaticum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Ctenium aromaticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-51-001:
Ctenium aromaticum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Ctenium aromaticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Campulosus aromaticus

 

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1955

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common, endemic to the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Habitat: Wet savannas, pocosin-savanna ecotones, seepage bogs, sandhill-pocosin ecotones, sandhill seeps, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Spikelets tan to light brown

Inflorescence a spike

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain red
Grain

 

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