Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2494

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon in Piedmont

Look for it in sandhills, other dry, open areas, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle mostly bronze-brown
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain brownish
Utricle

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sporobolus junceus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-44-001:
Sporobolus junceus   FAMILY Poaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sporobolus gracilis

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhills Dropseed, Pineywoods Dropseed


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_spgr4_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_spju_001_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_s_junceus_74197

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

Flexuous branches 2-3cm long, naked at base, in rather regular whorls, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

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Keith Bradley    kab_s_junceus_74205

September    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Sporobolus junceus, Sandhills Dropseed, Pineywoods Dropseed

JK Marlow    jkm151017_440

October    Columbia County    GA

image of Sporobolus junceus, Sandhills Dropseed, Pineywoods Dropseed

JK Marlow    jkm151017_442

October    Columbia County    GA

Culms erect, slender, about 3-noded, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

image of Sporobolus junceus, Sandhills Dropseed, Pineywoods Dropseed

JK Marlow    jkm151017_447

October    Columbia County    GA

Panicle oblong or narrowly pyramidal, open, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm151017_454

October    Columbia County    GA

A densely cespitose [tufted in clumps], wiry perennial, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Sporobolus junceus, Sandhills Dropseed, Pineywoods Dropseed

JK Marlow    jkm151017_456

October    Columbia County    GA

Leaf blades folded or involute, slender, glabrous, per Manual of the Grasses of the United States.

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JK Marlow    jkm161001_784

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

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JK Marlow    jkm081102_009

November    Columbia County    GA

image of Sporobolus junceus, Sandhills Dropseed, Pineywoods Dropseed

JK Marlow    jkm081102_040

November    Columbia County    GA

Panicle branches whorled, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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