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 an open 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


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image of Poa autumnalis, Autumn Bluegrass

JK Marlow    jkm170326_247

March    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

Panicle open, with spreading capillary flexuous branches, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Poa autumnalis, Autumn Bluegrass

JK Marlow    jkm170326_249

March    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Poa autumnalis, Autumn Bluegrass

Gill Newberry    gn05_p_autumnalis_spiklet

May        

Spikelets 4-6 flowered, about 6mm long, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Poa autumnalis, Autumn Bluegrass

Gill Newberry    gn05_poa_autumnalis_plant

May        

Culms in rather large lax tufts, 30-60cm tall; blades 2-3mm wide, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.