Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2419

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in peaty bogs in the Coastal Plain and Mountains, seeps around rock outcrops in the Piedmont and Mountains, granitic domes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Danthonia epilis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Danthonia epilis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-32-001b:
Danthonia sericea var. epilis   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Danthonia epilis

LESS THAN Flora of North America
Danthonia sericea

 

COMMON NAME:
Bog Oatgrass


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image of Danthonia epilis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_daep2_001_lvd

        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdepilis_pc1

April    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

image of Danthonia epilis

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdepilis_pc3

April    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

Panicle 5-10cm long, the branches bearing 2-6 spikelets, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Danthonia epilis

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdepilis_pc4

April    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

image of Danthonia epilis

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdepilis_pc5

April    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

Nearly glabrous foliage, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.


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image of Danthonia epilis

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdepilis_pcseep1

April    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

Lemmas villous on margins only, awns 10-12mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.