Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2107

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common in Carolina Coastal Plain, rare in GA Mountains, uncommon elsewhere

Look for it in dry sandy or rocky thin woods and openings, sometimes in moist soils, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette (often a rosette of overwintering leaves) & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish/Purplish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dichanthelium ravenelii   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium ravenelii   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-037:
Panicum ravenelii   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum ravenelii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dichanthelium ravenelii

 

COMMON NAME:
Ravenel's Witchgrass, Ravenel's Panicum