Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2456

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in glades, barrens, and thin soil of woodlands, also in dry sands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate, not 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle usually purplish
Inflorescence a spikelike panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain yellowish
Utricle

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sporobolus clandestinus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sporobolus clandestinus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-44-007:
Sporobolus clandestinus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Sporobolus clandestinus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Sporobolus compositus var. clandestinus

 

COMMON NAME:
Rough Dropseed


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image of Sporobolus clandestinus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_spcl_001_lvd

        

image of Sporobolus clandestinus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_spcl_002_lvd

        

image of Sporobolus clandestinus

JK Marlow    jkm061112_031

November    Union County    SC

image of Sporobolus clandestinus

JK Marlow    jkm061112_058062

November    Union County    SC

image of Sporobolus clandestinus

JK Marlow    jkm081102_023

November    Columbia County    GA

image of Sporobolus clandestinus

JK Marlow    jkm081102_031

November    Columbia County    GA

Panicle narrow, contracted, 5-10cm long, usually partly enclosed, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE seedheads of Sporobolus species

image of Sporobolus clandestinus

JK Marlow    jkm081102_034

November    Columbia County    GA

image of Sporobolus clandestinus

JK Marlow    jkm081102_080

November    Columbia County    GA

image of Sporobolus clandestinus

JK Marlow    jkm081102_083

November    Columbia County    GA

There is a ribbon-like, on-again-off-again, appearance to the herbage.