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 VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-005:
Panicum amarum   FAMILY Poaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Panicum amarum ssp. amarum

 

COMMON NAME:
Seaside Panicum, Bitter Seabeach Grass


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image of Panicum amarum var. amarum

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

JK Marlow    jkm090716_022

July    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

image of Panicum amarum var. amarum

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.