OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Panicum amarum   FAMILY Poaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Panicum amarum

 

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


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image of Panicum 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, Seaside Panicum, Bitter Seabeach Grass, Bitter Panicgrass

JK Marlow    jkm090716_022

July    Georgetown County    SC

Huntington Beach State Park

image of Panicum 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.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Panicum 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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Panicum amarum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2316

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: 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:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall

Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Grain purplish
Grain

 

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