Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2042

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains & GA Coastal Plain, rare in NC Mtns)

Look for it in fields, roadsides, woodland borders (of moist to dry sites, rarely in wetlands), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Fall
Panicle whitish to tawny

FRUIT:
Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Erianthus alopecuroides   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saccharum alopecuroides   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-85-001:
Erianthus alopecuroides   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Saccharum alopecuroidum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Erianthus divaricatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Silver Plumegrass