Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Carolina Mtns & Coastal Plain, uncommon Carolina Piedmont (rare in GA)

Look for it in savannas, bogs, and other wet sites, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes slender, creeping

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle purplish
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain brownish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Calamagrostis coarctata   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Calamagrostis coarctata   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-48-001:
Calamagrostis cinnoides   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Calamagrostis cinnoides

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Calamagrostis cinnoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Nuttall's Reedgrass


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image of Calamagrostis coarctata, Nuttall's Reedgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_caci_001_lvd

        

image of Calamagrostis coarctata, Nuttall's Reedgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_caci_003_lhd

        

image of Calamagrostis coarctata, Nuttall's Reedgrass

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_caco71_001_lvd

        

image of Calamagrostis coarctata, Nuttall's Reedgrass

JK Marlow    jkm190825_0977

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Panicle erect, dense, more or less lobed, 8-20cm long, purple-tinged, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Calamagrostis coarctata, Nuttall's Reedgrass

JK Marlow    jkm190825_0979

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Leaf blades and sheaths scabrous, rarely sparsely hirsute, the blades flat, per The Grasses of North Carolina (Blomquist, 1948).

image of Calamagrostis coarctata, Nuttall's Reedgrass

JK Marlow    jkm190825_0982

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Spikelets 1-flowered. Glumes 6-7mm long, scabrous, long-acuminate, per The Grasses of North Carolina (Blomquist, 1948).

image of Calamagrostis coarctata, Nuttall's Reedgrass

JK Marlow    jkm190825_0984

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Calamagrostis coarctata, Nuttall's Reedgrass

JK Marlow    jkm190825_0987

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Culms erect, stout, about 125cm tall, per The Grasses of North Carolina (Blomquist, 1948).

image of Calamagrostis coarctata, Nuttall's Reedgrass

JK Marlow    jkm190825_0995

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Panicle dense, to 20cm long, purplish, per The Grasses of North Carolina (Blomquist, 1948).

image of Calamagrostis coarctata, Nuttall's Reedgrass

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_coarctata1

October    Moore County    NC