Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2056

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in dry to mesic pine flatwoods, sandhills, adjacent roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Raceme (usually 2 per peduncle)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain purplish/Yellowish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Andropogon capillipes   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Andropogon capillipes   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-87-007?:
Andropogon virginicus   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Andropogon virginicus var. glaucus

LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Andropogon capillipes

 

COMMON NAME:
Dryland White Bluestem, Chalky Bluestem


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picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon capillipes

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_anca4_001_lvd

        

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon capillipes

JK Marlow    jkm081009_078

October    Dorchester County    SC

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon capillipes

JK Marlow    jkm081009_080

October    Dorchester County    SC

A. capillipes, A. dealbatus & A glaucopsis have strongly chalk-white leaves, per New Combinations, Rank Changes ... in Vascular Flora of se US (Weakley et al., 2011).

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon capillipes

JK Marlow    jkm081009_082

October    Dorchester County    SC

Leaves strongly glaucous, often nearly white with powdery wax, glabrous, per Weakley's Flora.

picture of Andropogon virginicus, image of Andropogon capillipes

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmacapillipes

November        

Racemes shorter than the bractlike leaves clasping them, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.