OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dichanthelium ravenelii   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium ravenelii   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dichanthelium ravenelii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-81-037:
Panicum ravenelii   FAMILY Poaceae

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

 

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


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image of Dichanthelium ravenelii, Ravenel's Witchgrass, Ravenel's Panicum

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

        

image of Dichanthelium ravenelii, Ravenel's Witchgrass, Ravenel's Panicum

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.

image of Dichanthelium ravenelii, Ravenel's Witchgrass, Ravenel's Panicum

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.

image of Dichanthelium ravenelii, Ravenel's Witchgrass, Ravenel's Panicum

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.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium ravenelii   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dichanthelium ravenelii

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-81-037:
Panicum ravenelii   FAMILY Poaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2107

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Habitat: Dry sandy or rocky thin woods and openings, sometimes in moist soils, per Weakley's Flora

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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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