Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2464

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, on roadsides, in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council

 

full sun

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle greenish or reddish

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Agrostis gigantea   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Agrostis gigantea   FAMILY Poaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-46-001?:
Agrostis stolonifera   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Agrostis alba

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Bentgrass, Redtop