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
Alternate, 2-ranked, and often a basal rosette of overwintering leaves

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Early-season ("spring") panicles terminal; later "autumnal" panicles are lateral

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


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picture of Panicum ravenelii, image of Dichanthelium ravenelii

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_para13_001_lvd

        

picture of Panicum ravenelii, image of Dichanthelium ravenelii

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdravenelii_home1

April    Anderson County    SC

Vernal culm 30-70cm tall, densely papillose-hirsute with ascending hairs, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

picture of Panicum ravenelii, image of Dichanthelium ravenelii

JK Marlow    s060506_k

May    Oconee County    SC

Clemson Forest

Blades thick, upper surface glabrous, densely velvety-hirsute beneath, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

picture of Panicum ravenelii, image of Dichanthelium ravenelii

JK Marlow    s060506_l

May    Oconee County    SC

Clemson Forest

Panicle 7-12cm long. Spikelets 4-4.3mm, sparsely papillose-pubescent, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.