Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2246

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Mountains

Look for it in sandy, acidic soils of pinelands, 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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dichanthelium strigosum var. leucoblepharis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium strigosum var. leucoblepharis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-026:
Panicum ciliatum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH New combinations for Panicum ... (Poaceae) of the southeast US (Lelong, 1984)
Panicum strigosum var. leucoblepharis

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Witchgrass


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image of Dichanthelium strigosum var. leucoblepharis, Dwarf Witchgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_paci9_001_lvd

        

image of Dichanthelium strigosum var. leucoblepharis, Dwarf Witchgrass

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_d_strigosum_leucobl1b

August    Moore County    NC

Leaf blades ciliate with stiff hairs 2-3mm long, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dichanthelium strigosum var. leucoblepharis, Dwarf Witchgrass

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_d_strigosum_leucoble1

August    Moore County    NC

image of Dichanthelium strigosum var. leucoblepharis, Dwarf Witchgrass

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_d_strigosum_leucoble2

October    Moore County    NC

Basal leaves similar to or > mid & upper culm lvs, often matted or a cushion, per Weakley's Flora.