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 (10/20/20):
Brachyelytrum erectum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Brachyelytrum erectum   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-50-001:
Brachyelytrum erectum   FAMILY Poaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN 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

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Brachyelytrum erectum

 

COMMON NAME:
Bearded Shorthusk


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image of Brachyelytrum erectum, Bearded Shorthusk

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_brer2_001_lvd

        

image of Brachyelytrum erectum, Bearded Shorthusk

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_brer2_002_lvd

        

image of Brachyelytrum erectum, Bearded Shorthusk

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmberectum_lec1

June        

Panicle open, narrow; branches strongly ascending, slightly rough to the touch, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Brachyelytrum erectum, Bearded Shorthusk

JK Marlow    jkm210824_2979

August    Greenville County    SC

The well-spaced leaves taper to a fine point and are 3.5-7" long, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Brachyelytrum erectum, Bearded Shorthusk

JK Marlow    jkm210824_2982

August    Greenville County    SC

Inflorescence ~ 4-7" long, spikelets strongly ascending with very long awns, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Brachyelytrum erectum, Bearded Shorthusk

JK Marlow    jkm210824_2984

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Brachyelytrum erectum, Bearded Shorthusk

JK Marlow    jkm210824_2985

August    Greenville County    SC

image of Brachyelytrum erectum, Bearded Shorthusk

JK Marlow    jkm210824_2986

August    Greenville County    SC