Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1961

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Annual

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

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains & Piedmont)

Look for it in fields, on roadsides, in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain red
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Festuca octoflora var. octoflora   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Vulpia octoflora var. octoflora   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-18-002:
Festuca octoflora   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Festuca octoflora var. octoflora

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Vulpia octoflora var. octoflora

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Six-weeks Fescue