Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2425

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in limesink ponds, depression meadows, cypress savannas, pine savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked, and often a basal rosette of overwintering leaves

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Early-season ("spring") panicles terminal; later "autumnal" panicles are lateral

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Grain yellowish/Purplish
Grain

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium erectifolium   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-054:
Panicum erectifolium   FAMILY Poaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dichanthelium erectifolium

 

COMMON NAME:
Erect-leaved Witchgrass, Erectleaf Panicgrass


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image of Dichanthelium erectifolium

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmderectifolium_tb

Month Unknown        

Leaf blades 7-14cm long, 6-12mm wide, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dichanthelium erectifolium

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmderectifolium_tb2

Month Unknown        

Panicle rather narrow, densely flowered; spikelets nearly spherical, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.