Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2426

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Look for it in sandy fields and open woods, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring/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 oligosanthes var. oligosanthes   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. oligosanthes   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-81-038:
Panicum oligosanthes   FAMILY Poaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dichanthelium oligosanthes ssp. oligosanthes

 

COMMON NAME:
Few-flowered Witchgrass


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image of Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. oligosanthes

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_paol2_001_lvd

        

image of Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. oligosanthes

JK Marlow    jkm090717_137

July    Georgetown County    SC

Hobcaw Barony

Blades stiffly spreading or ascending, 6-14cm long, 5-8mm wide, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. oligosanthes

JK Marlow    jkm090717_138

July    Georgetown County    SC

Hobcaw Barony

Blade upper surface glabrous or nearly so, harshly puberulent beneath, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Dichanthelium oligosanthes var. oligosanthes

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdoligosanthes_cabin1

Month Unknown    Clarendon County    SC

Vernal culms 35-80cm tall, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.