Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common in Carolina Mtns & Piedmont, rare in GA Coastal Plain, uncommon elsewhere

Look for it in mesic forests, in the Mountains at lower elevations than B. septentrionale), per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer

FRUIT:
Summer
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Brachyelytrum erectum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Brachyelytrum erectum   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-50-001:
Brachyelytrum erectum   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Brachyelytrum erectum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Brachyelytrum erectum var. erectum

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Shorthusk