Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2371

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in brackish and freshwater marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Unisexual
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain yellowish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Zizaniopsis miliacea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zizaniopsis miliacea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-65-001:
Zizaniopsis miliacea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Zizaniopsis miliacea

SYNONYMOUS WITH Andre Michaux
Zizania miliacea

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Wild-rice, Water-millet, Giant Cutgrass