Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2041

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in marshes, riverbanks, pond-shores, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
3 stamens
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Leersia oryzoides   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leersia oryzoides   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-62-004:
Leersia oryzoides   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Leersia oryzoides

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Homalocenchrus oryzoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Rice Cutgrass


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image of Leersia oryzoides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hoor3_001_lvd

        

image of Leersia oryzoides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_leor_002_lvd

        

Culms slender, weak, often decumbent at base, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Leersia oryzoides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_leor_008_lvd

        

image of Leersia oryzoides

Gill Newberry    gn10_leersia

October        

Spikelets elliptic, sparsely hispidulous, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Leersia oryzoides

Gill Newberry    gn10_leersia_habitat

October        

Sheaths and blades strongly retrorsely scabrous, blades mostly 8-10mm wide, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Leersia oryzoides

Gill Newberry    gn10_leersia2

October        

Axillary panicles partly included in the sheaths, spikelets cleistogamous, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.