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


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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.

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JK Marlow    jkm170326_249

March    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

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Gill Newberry    gn05_p_autumnalis_spiklet

May        

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

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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.