Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2253

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in moist or dry nutrient-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal or low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring
Bisexual
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring
Grain olive
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Poa autumnalis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Poa autumnalis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-15-006:
Poa autumnalis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Poa autumnalis

 

COMMON NAME:
Autumn Bluegrass