Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2531

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in marshes, clay-based Carolina bays, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate, 2-ranked

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Panicle usually tawny or brownish

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Grain reddish
Grain

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Erianthus strictus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saccharum baldwinii   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 029-85-003:
Erianthus strictus   FAMILY Poaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Grasses of the US (Hitchcock & Chase, 1950)
Erianthus strictus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Erianthus strictus

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrow Plumegrass


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image of Erianthus strictus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Hitchcock, A.S. (rev. A. Chase). 1950    pnd_erst2_001_lvd

        

image of Erianthus strictus

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_erianthus_strictus1

September    Cumberland County    NC

Panicle usually 1-3cm broad, the branches closely appressed, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Erianthus strictus

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_erianthus_strictus3

September    Cumberland County    NC