Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2424

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in moist or dry thin woods, meadows, and ditches, often in dry sandy soil, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette (often a rosette of overwintering leaves) & alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish/Purplish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Dichanthelium sphaerocarpon   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium sphaerocarpon   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-055:
Panicum sphaerocarpon   FAMILY Poaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum sphaerocarpon var. sphaerocarpon

GREATER THAN Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Panicum sphaerocarpon var. inflatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Round-fruited Witchgrass