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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Dwarf Witchgrass


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image of Dichanthelium strigosum var. leucoblepharis

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

        

image of Dichanthelium strigosum var. leucoblepharis

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

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_d_strigosum_leucoble1

August    Moore County    NC

image of Dichanthelium strigosum var. leucoblepharis

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.