Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2316

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on coastal dunes and shores, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked (plants lacking a rosette of overwintering basal leaves)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain purplish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Panicum amarum var. amarum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Panicum amarum var. amarum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Panicum amarum ssp. amarum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 029-81-005:
Panicum amarum   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum amarum

 

COMMON NAME:
Seaside Panicum, Bitter Seabeach Grass, Bitter Panicgrass


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image of Panicum amarum var. amarum, Seaside Panicum, Bitter Seabeach Grass, Bitter Panicgrass

JK Marlow    jkm090716_021

July    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Leaf blades 20-50cm long, 5-12mm wide, more or less involute, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Panicum amarum var. amarum, Seaside Panicum, Bitter Seabeach Grass, Bitter Panicgrass

JK Marlow    jkm090716_022

July    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

image of Panicum amarum var. amarum, Seaside Panicum, Bitter Seabeach Grass, Bitter Panicgrass

JK Marlow    jkm090716_023

July    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

Stems solitary or in clumps; plant glaucous, glabrous, w extensive rhizomes, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.